On Sunday we distributed 70 vegan chili and 76 water bottles! This was possible due to contributions from Anita Follins! A huge thank you to our volunteers: Hilda, Leiah, Julianna, Leticia, Rodney, and Rodney Jr., and Ollie! Slowly we are getting to know people and hear their stories, and will be adding some of them here starting next week with their permission, of course.
We have reached the maximum amount of chili servings we can make (70 give or take), due to the size of the stove and the size of the pots. Our next step will have to be finding a place where we can cook. Although I have reached out to community organizations, churches, and other soup kitchens, and even NYU , we have not had any success, most places we have contacted have not even taken the time to message us to decline. If you or someone you know can help us secure a kitchen on Saturday mornings, please get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot increase the amount of chili distributed until this happens, but the need in our community grows by the minute.