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Want to fight health disparities in COVID-19 - help our BK farmstands

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Seeds in the Middle

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 25 people are interested

Help us at our farmstands in central Brooklyn.

We need volunteer help every Thursday at Flatbush Fresh Food Stand.

Where? IS 240, 2500 Nostrand Avenue

When? Shifts are:
10-12 - set up (good if you can lift)
12-5:30 - any two hours to help deliver, give out, put up or give out posters and flyers nearby
4-6 pm: Help us break down (good if you can lift tables.

Delivery help needed, too.

We need other help at our other farmstands

Fridays - 10-3 pm- any 2 hours - BROWNSVILLE, outside PS 284, 213 Osborn St.

Thursdays - Midwood Flats, 577 Flatbush Avenue - 6-8 pm (help give out bags)

Fridays - 1-5 - really need 1-3 to make bags - at Wanisa Home Kitchen, 142 Smith Street, BK

We really need people on bicycles or cars to deliver to those in need.


Email us what you can do at info@seedsinthemiddle.org

Help us build more farm stands in food deserts. Tell us what you can do.

Help us at our GARDENS also. Both schools have them!

And we need help fundraising for these initiatives. You can help us at the August 1st Tastes of Brooklyn - see tastesofbrooklyn.com

Tell us about you and your background. Write us an email and tell us about you. Only write if you are committed to giving at least 4 hours.

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About Seeds in the Middle

Location:

153 Warren Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, US

Mission Statement

Seeds in the Middle partners with students, educators, parents & their communities to access all opportunities, beginning with improving health, enhancing arts education and greening their environment. We empower and educate all to get healthy and scale educational and social disparities. Our pilot schools are in central Brooklyn, a neighborhood with among the city’s highest obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates. We teach how to grow, market, cook, access and prepare fresh food, how to exercise & engage in the arts, all the elements needed to promote life-changing lifelong health. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We cross cultures. We transform gray into green, destitution into inspiration.

Description

Seeds in the Middle offers joyful, healthy interventions that nurture the whole child and address the multiple obstacles blocking low-income children and families from getting healthy. We teach how to grow edible gardens, run a student-led Hip2B Healthy Market, bring chefs into schools, started soccer, running and fitness programs at school and in the community and music and arts in the schools. We integrate professional development for teachers so that a healthy lifestyle and environmental stewardship becomes organic and sustainable in the school community. To build community, we created Soccer for Harmony tournaments and the Crown Heights Farmers Market. In two years, we have engaged more than 1,000 families, and students and teachers report changing their habits to include more fruits and vegetables, and fitness. This is a pilot for any school and Seeds in the Middle plans to replicate.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2500 Nostrand Avenue - IS 240Brooklyn, NY 11210

(40.62387,-73.9465)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Community Outreach
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 4 hours divided up any way. Preference is for weekly volunteers
  • Be reliable. Don't volunteer if you won't show up. Help us build equity!

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