Feed The Hood

Feed The Hood

The Feed The Hood Program was created by Occupy The Hood Boston in conjunction with the National Occupy The Hood, at the prompting of Sister Ife out of Detroit, who was looking for a project that Occupy The Hood chapters across the country could all participate in simultaneously. Ife suggested the date of November 11th, 2011 and this was the birth of Feed The Hood in Boston. We began simply with a Food Drive, placing boxes at locations such as the Boston University School of Theology, MAMLEO (MA Association of Law Enforcement Officers) and at our events and Community Forums.

This initial step quickly grew to accepting donations as well as canned goods and non-perishable foods and soon, we expanded the program into the distribution phase with two distinct aspects:

1) FEED THE HOOD:
a. We bought good quality, healthy food at wholesale prices. Chicken, Rice, Beans, Broccoli, Potatoes, Cabbage, Carrots, Oatmeal, Bananas, Eggs, etc.

b. We cooked the food at home and at a local church Charles St. AME, made plates and distributed to homeless and needy throughout the streets of Boston. We soon expanded to include breakfasts consisting of oatmeal or cereal, banana, hard boiled eggs, granola/fruit bars.

c. We soon began collecting food donations from a wide variety of sources including; Tufts University Emerging Leaders, Holy Tabernacle and even contributing to the Healthy Start Food Bank.

2) FILL YOUR FRIDGE:
a. We bought good quality, healthy food at wholesale prices. Chicken, Rice, Beans, Broccoli, Potatoes, Cabbage, Carrots, Oatmeal, Bananas, Eggs, etc.

b. We bagged up bulk portions of these food items and delivered to individuals and families in need. We served people based on recommendations from places such as Dimock Health, Victory Housing and several social workers.

This program has been called Feed The Hood, Community Feeding Community and has also worked in conjunction with FTP’s Feed The People weekend annual program March 24th & 25th,  2012.

We have fed hot meals to over 500 people  in Boston.
We have delivered over 500 lbs. of food to Homeless Shelters like Pine Street Inn.
We have delivered over 300 lbs. of food to Domestic Violence shelters.
We loaded and unloaded tons of food for Healthy Start Food Bank.
We have delivered bulk food items to over 50 individuals & families via “Fill Your Fridge” program.

 

See our work here…

Check the report from the Feed The People Weekend
http://blackstonian.com/news/2012/04/peoples-report-ftp-weekend-324-325/