The Food Ministry of Good Shepherd continues to respond to the growing hunger in our communities in south Brooklyn.
From the very beginning of the pandemic, we the faith community of Good Shepherd, opened our doors to our neighbors and we have not closed them since. We immediately activated our mutual aid network and began partnering with North Brooklyn Angels (www.northbrooklynangels.org), and Holding Hands Ministry ((20+) Holding Hands Ministries | Facebook). We have also expandedother fruitful partnerships, including one with the Tacombi Community Kitchen (https://donorbox.org/tacombi-community-kitchen), which brings meals three times a week to our church and we in turn work with neighbors to bring those meals to those too vulnerable to leave their homes...
We have now expanded our partnerships to include three grass-roots kitchen collectives that utilize our kitchen to fulfill their mission: bring quality, nutritious food to the most vulnerable in our communities.
Now we serve warm meals to more than 800 people every week. Given the demand, we need to update our Dorothy Day Community Kitchen. We are in need of refrigeration, two 36-inch Viking stoves, an oven, sinks, two 8-foot stainless steel tables and other items so that we can continue to do the work. We also need a community refrigerator that will be placed in the front of our grounds for those who need food and walk by.
If you or anybody you know can help us either raise funds for or donate needed equipment, please contact us.