Who are we?

Brooklyn Relief Kitchen at Old First (BRK) is a volunteer-led organization founded by a group of restaurant industry professionals to tackle food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   We prepare fresh cooked meals and provide relief boxes for distribution by our local frontline community partners.    

Our fundraiser:

Our Food Drive:

Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-2pm we collect non perishable and cash donations. Look for us under the tent in front of Old First Reformed Church on 7th Avenue and Carroll Street (729 Carroll St).

Old First Church


BRK receives generous grant from the Park Slope Civic Council

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 …

The Caribbean Women’s Health Association

Starting Friday October 23 – The Kitchen will be providing hot meals and produce/pantry boxes for The Caribbean Women’s Health Association (cwha.org).  CWHA is a social service organization dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, culturally appropriate health, immigration and social support services to its diverse constituency.  “Transforming Lives, Strengthening Families and Empowering Communities.”   As a result we …

Equipment Wishlist

For your donation convenience B.R.K. has started an Amazon Wishlist for the items we most needed to fulfill our food relief mission. You can purchase items (PPE, coolers, containers etc.) 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 (6th and 7th).

Public Food Drive

Old First Reformed Church (Under the Tent)
729 Carroll Street (7th Ave)

Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM Till 2PM

The general public may donate food and cash in person at the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen Food Drive Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-2pm. We are setup under the tent in front of Old First Church on 7th Avenue and Carroll.

Those in need may also receive non perishable food here.

Urgently Needed Items

  • Pantry Supplies
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jellies
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Granola Bars
  • Canned or Dried Beans
  • Dried Fruits/Nuts
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • Juice
  • Pasta
  • Rice and Grains
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sanitizing Wipes
  • Dish Soap
  • Bulk Ingredients
  • Baby Food & Formular
  • Baby Supplies


We need your help to fulfill our mission. Come join us! Meet new people, do some good, and have fun all at the same time!


The kitchen needs help prepping, portioning food, sanitizing and sorting donations.


Our drivers deliver food to our partnering sites using their own vehicles.

and more

We need help with fundraising, graphics, food donations.

Contact us info@brooklynreliefkitchen.org