Founded by clergy members and community volunteers in 2002, Brooklyn Rescue Mission provides food and compassionate care items to hungry and hurting people in Brooklyn, New York. Co-founded by Robert and DeVanie Jackson, the Brooklyn Rescue Mission has spent over two decades in community service, helping the community by providing fresh healthy food to residents living at-risk of hunger Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Rescue Mission is located in Bedford Stuyvesant, a neighborhood struggling with high levels of poverty, unemployment, violence, and chronic illnesses and childhood hunger. New York City is the land of plenty, but for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is an everyday reality. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for days especially sacrificing holiday's meals for their families. Brooklyn Rescue Mission provides low-income seniors and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive during the holidays based on the outstanding support of our donors and charitable food providers.
Nearly 49 million Americans don't know where their next meal will come from. Many are working families, children and the elderly. Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn is listed as one of the poorest communities in New York City with residents earning a median income of $22,300 annually when compared to $61,000 annually for New York City residents. Nearly one-half of the children living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn are hungry, living in poverty and may not have a holiday meal this year.
Hard working families in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn are making difficult decisions between either paying for food, or paying the rent. Families at Brooklyn Rescue Mission, who are struggling with hunger, will receive a nutritious basket of fresh holiday favorites this season including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and wholesome grocery bags filled with potatoes, rice and pasta for the holiday season.
“Our program is built on a sense of community-that together, we are stronger than we are as individuals. That is the spirit in which we feed and advocate for hungry and struggling families and seniors.” - Rev. Robert Ennis Jackson, Co-Founder