Amidst the pandemonium surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, many local businesses and organizations have decided to step up to the plate to help communities in need. From food to finances and everything in between, these contributions to humanity are a ray of light in an otherwise dark time in our world.
With so much going on, it can be easy for resources and action plans to get drowned out in the larger 24-hour news cycle. In an effort to help, we have compiled a running list of aid available to those in need from within Latinx communities nationwide. See below for the many local efforts put in place to seek help as well as contribute to specific causes. Click through to page two for Texas and page three for Califonia:
NYC food bank is offering free meals and pantry bags for those in need during the Covid-19 crisis.
How to receive aid: The foodbank has pickup points across the city, to find the pick up closest you see a list of locations here.
How to give aid: The food bank has provided three options for those looking to give back:
1) Volunteer for meal prep and packing. For more info click here.
2) Donate financial contributions for supplies here.
3) Advocate by sharing posts and info surrounding the food bank’s efforts.
Farine Baking Company in Jackson Heights, Queens
Farine Baking Company is a local bakery and grocery in Jackson Heights. They are currently offering free no questions asked meals for those in need in the community.
How to receive aid: To receive aid simply head to the bakery at 74-24 37th Ave in Jackson Heights between store hours of 11 am and 7 pm.
How to give aid: To contribute to the cost of supplies please donate to the bakery’s gofundme account here.
Free Food Delivery Service in Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan & Harlem
Remy Holwick is a NYC based creative who has created a network of pick up and delivery meals across NYC.
How to receive aid: DM the IG page above to figure out what method of food service works best for you.
How to give aid: DM her to see what food items/ supplies she needs at this time.
Free Food Pick Up From in Harlem & the Bronx from My Red Rabbit
My Red Rabbit is a catering service focused on providing healthy and affordable meals in New York’s uptown community.
How to receive aid: Red Rabbit posts pick up locations daily to find out the nearest pick up available to you visit their IG here.
How to give aid: To help out view their work with us page here.
Free Delivery Service for the Greater NYC Area
Corona Courier is a free delivery service that handles most tasks and supplies for those in need throughout the greater NYC area.
How to receive aid: To let them know your needs please reach via phone or email here.
How to give aid: To offer help please e-mail [email protected]
Fund for minority-owned businesses
Launched by fashion designer Kirby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, Want to Help Your Friends NYC is a fund for minority-owned and operated small businesses to help with payroll or operational costs within NYC.
How to receive aid: For consideration of the grant email [email protected]
How to give aid: Please share the post with any friends or businesses in need link to info here.