We are providing cash grants to community kitchens to buy fresh produce. These community kitchen purchases can feed up to 200 people per purchase. We are working with community kitchens throughout Puerto Rico. Some of these centers serve as electricity and water hubs for areas that haven’t restored electricity. Community members can shower and laundry while their children watch TV on the center wifi.
We are working with partner organizations,such as Hispanic
Federation, to provide our community kitchens with produce that is
bought and provided by other organizations directly to these
We are partnering with “Centro Unido de Detallistas”, “Ricky Martin
Foundation” and “Colegio de Cirujanos Médicos” to provide produce to
regions of Puerto Rico. These distributions are larger and targeted
towards thousands of people spread through various municipalities. The
produce is bought from Puerto Rican farmers to support local farmers
We are working together with the Puerto Rico Farm Bureau and the
“Servicio de Extensión Agrícola” to provide farmers throughout the island
with access to technical assistance post Hurricane Fiona. We are
constructing a top-down survey with the these two organizations to
assess the damages post-hurricane to better inform recovery efforts.
If enough funds are raised, then we will support farmers with micro grants
(~$5,000) to promote recovery efforts. These grants will be administered
by the farmers themselves towards reconstruction or raw-seed purchases
for a new harvest.