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Part of the Solution (POTS)Part of the Solution (POTS)
The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to our door. Founded in 1982 as a soup kitchen, POTS has expanded its mission from feeding its neighbors to... Read more
The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to our door. Founded in 1982 as a soup kitchen, POTS has expanded its mission from feeding its neighbors to nourishing the myriad of needs of the community in a holistic way.
Helping low-income families and individuals since 1982, POTS has grown to become a leading provider of emergency food, social services and legal representation in the Bronx. Services span a wide spectrum of human needs and are designed to help people move from crisis to stability, and eventually self-sufficiency. Currently, services include a Community Dining Room, open seven days a week; a Food Pantry; Nutrition Education, Clothing Room, Shower, and Mail Facilities; Barbershop; Case Management to help people address barriers to stability; a Legal Clinic specializing in eviction prevention and improper denial of benefits; and the POTS Family Club, to provide intensive case management, education, social, and nutrition support to a select group of families. POTS also holds a variety of seasonal distributions for items such as back-toschool supplies, Thanksgiving turkeys and holiday gifts and is host to a Medical and Dental Clinic.
Volunteering at Part of the Solution was a truly rewarding experience. I spent a few hours there as a member of the New York Urban League one weekend and walked away with new friends a greater sense of community involvement and desire to express to others how we can impact individuals in the smallest of ways.