Youth Worker and Pantry Customer Shopping
Spring is a time of celebration at Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest Center (BRMUHC) youth and adults have begun to prepare our farm and our two gardens for spring planting and summer harvesting. Clean-up of garden and farm started last week.
Our organization builds youth leaders and to teaches students about food justice and hunger prevention in New York City. Brooklyn Rescue Mission youth leaders learn to help make communities healthier by sharing what they have learned with others. At BRMHC, we have many success stories about our youth-led community food program interns. One of our former college interns Thor Ritz is now a Ph.D. has just joined our Board of Directors.
Since 2005, we have successfully mentored 680 youth and young adults including interns from Boys and Girls High School, South Shore, Abraham Lincoln, City As HS and the Brooklyn community at large. We have hosted college interns and students from Hunter College, Brooklyn College, Medgar Evers College, Yale University, Illinois State University, Columbia University, Buffalo State University and Syracuse University.
The interns serve in Brooklyn Rescue Mission through personal shopping pantry guests, filling shelves in our food pantry, tilling the fields, caring for the chickens on the farm and working at the farm stand at our farmer’s markets.
In 2015, our interns helped us serve nutritious food over 24,000 guests. Thank you for your support, it’s your contributions that keep our program operating and making a difference in the lives of many needy families. Please consider making a donation today.