Brooklyn Relief Kitchen Needs a New Space! Can you help?
This is a bit of a crapshoot, but maybe someone here can help. This ask is from Andrew Wandzilak, owner of Two Boots Pizza, who has set up a food relief kitchen in Park Slope and needs a new space starting end of November. Ideally he is looking for a restaurant that's closed and a landlord willing to take a little cash (they can't pay market rent) in return for the reward of feeding food insecure families in need. Please read the full ask below and if you know of anything email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To all my Food and Beverage Folks: I am reaching out to the many people I know that are in the restaurant industry for help with the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen. If you do not know already, Brooklyn Relief Kitchen (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 front-line community partners. We are currently preparing 1800 meals per week and distributing 3000 lbs of fresh produce. We have been working out of Old First Reformed Church, our 501c3 fiscal sponsor, but will be losing our space at the end of November. The Church has repairs to the electrical system planned and BRK will need to find a new space. We would like to find a space in the Park Slope area as many of our volunteers are based here. If anyone knows of a restaurant or kitchen that may be interested in a sublet for the winter please put them in touch with me. We have limited funds but are prepared to pay rent and cover any utility and insurance costs. We hope to make the Brooklyn Relief Kitchen a continuing relief organization and we have just incorporated as a not-for-profit. We hope to find a permanent home during the winter and would like to be in our own space by next spring. In addition to a new home we are looking for donations of fresh produce, dry goods, paper goods, food packaging and equipment for our current operations. We have received some donations from restaurants that are closing or shutting down for the winter but the need continues to grow. Thanks to everyone for their support and hard work in helping feed our Brooklyn neighbors. Much Love, Andy email@example.com