Brooklyn Relief Kitchen at Old First is a volunteer-led organization founded by restaurant industry professionals to tackle food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We prepare fresh cooked meals and relief boxes for distribution by our local frontline community partners.
Dearest Friends of Brooklyn Relief Kitchen, As we near the end of 2020, we’re reflecting on what a difficult year it’s been, and on how lucky we feel to have found a way to make a small difference for the folks who’ve had it really hard. We could not have done it without the hard …
You may now select Brooklyn Relief Kitchen as your charity of choice in the Amazon Smile program. Qualified purchases made at smile.amazon.com will trigger a 0.5% donation to the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen. For more information please visit amazon smile’s information page.
Thanks to the Park Slope Civic Council for their generous donation. Here is a repost from their blog at https://parkslopeciviccouncil.org/the-civic-council-supports-the-brooklyn-relief-kitchenand-so-can-you/ The Civic Council Supports the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen…And So Can You! On Saturday, November 14, in recognition of the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen’s vital work in addressing the persistent hunger crisis throughout Brooklyn communities, the Park Slope Civic Council presented …
For your donation convenience Brooklyn Relief Kitchen has started an Amazon Wishlist for the items we most needed to fulfill our food relief mission. You can purchase items to ship to us directly, OR you can view the list, purchase locally and come on by to drop off and say hello.
Old First Church, under the tent, between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday – 729 Carroll Street at 7th Avenue.
You may select the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen as your charity of choice in the Amazon Smile program. Qualified purchases made at smile.amazon.com will trigger a 0.5% donation to the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen. For more information please visit amazon smile’s information page.
Old First Reformed Church (Under the Tent)
729 Carroll Street at 7th Ave
Tuesday thru Saturday – 10am – 2pm
We are gratefully accepting donations of food and cash at the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen Donation Tent, Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-2pm. You will find us in front of Old First Church on 7th Avenue and Carroll St.
Those in need may also receive non- perishable food here.
Urgently Needed Items
- Canned Tuna
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Soup
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Granola Bars
- Canned or Dried Beans
- Dried Fruits/Nuts
- Shelf Stable Milk
- Shelf Stable Juice
- Rice and Grains
- Flour, Sugar, Oil
- Paper Towels
- Hand Sanitizer
- Sanitizing Wipes
- Dish Soap
- Baby Food & Formula
- Baby Supplies
- Baby Wipes
Brooklyn Relief Kitchen is staffed and managed by volunteers. The kitchen is open from 6:30am to 2:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday. Volunteer hours are flexible but a consistent schedule is preferred.
Experienced kitchen workers assist Chef Kate in the kitchen. Less experienced volunteers prep, portion food, clean, sanitize and sort donations.
Our volunteer drivers deliver food to our partnering frontline organizations using their own vehicles.
Weather permitting our food drive tent in front of Old First Reformed Church is staffed by volunteers Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 2:00pm.
Volunteers with experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, graphics, and website maintenance keep the proverbial gears turning.
If you are interested in volunteering contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offsite Food Drive
If your organization, building, school or business would like to organize a food drive on our behalf we are very happy to assist you with signage, donation boxes, information flyers, donation jar, and donation pickup. This is especially important for us in the winter months!