One and a half years and 25 million pounds of food later, and we are still in a food crisis. The global recession that started due to the lockdown to mitigate the spread of the virus has drastically increased the demand for emergency food. This has especially impacted the immigrant community.
Despite the logistical challenges of historic proportions with which the food supply has changed and many different disruptions, Masbia Relief mobilized and distributed 500% more food and is still going strong.
In this photo, you see council member Brad Lander coordinating the socially distanced 3,000-foot bread line in front of Masbia of Flatbush during the spring of 2020. While the bread line is no longer visible it’s still there. Masbia Relief now distributes emergency food by appointment and the bread line is a digital one. Read more about it here.