PBJ Homeless Initiative

MISSION

Through The PB+J Initiative, we connect with and offer food and support to homeless people in our Bedford-Stuyvesant community and beyond. We hand out peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, snacks, and meals made with love as well as distribute personal hygiene products and other resources. The PB+J Initiative is a call-to-action through which The Katmint, our partners, and our volunteers contribute positively to the quality of life of homeless people, amplify awareness around the causes and impact of homelessness, and help to strengthen pathways to securing a home for all.

HISTORY

In 2015, The PB+J Initiative started as a meal program for the homeless through which Katmint students, parents, faculty and staff prepared over a thousand peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches and other meals and handed them out to homeless individuals, person-to-person, at local shelters or in the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Now, with the support of the community through donations and partnerships, The PB+J Initiative gathers and distributes food, resources, and personal care and comfort items to homeless folks in Bed-Stuy and beyond. Therefore, The PB+J Initiative has evolved into a fuller community-based initiative for advocacy and support for homeless people. The Katmint looks forward to expanding our partnerships and responding in relevant ways to the needs of homeless folks in our community.

DONATE

Donations can be dropped off during the week, Monday-Friday, from 9:00am – 5:30pm at our 506 MacDonough location. Donors with any monetary donations, perishables, or large-quantity donations, should contact us to make an appointment.

Donations can include, but are not limited to:

FOOD/DRINK

peanut butter
jelly
sandwich bread
deli-meat
cheese
vegetables
fruit (dried or fresh)
mustard
soup
bottled water

CLOTHING

Gently-used and clean or new:

gloves
scarves
hats
jackets
socks

SUPPLIES

paper bags
biodegradable sandwich bags
aluminum foil
napkins

PERSONAL CARE

toothbrush & toothpaste
soap
deodorant
washcloths / wipes
menstrual pads
diapers

Make a donation to the The PB+J Initiative!

Schedule a Donation Drop-Off!
Make a Monetary Donation!

PARTNER

Partner with the Katmint to ensure that the PB+J Initiatives offers a range of resources for the homeless. As a partner you can engage in one or more of the following ways:

  • Donate prepared meals.
  • Donate food, items, and supplies on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide brochures and flyers about available services for homeless persons, such as food pantries, housing access, job opportunities, advocacy, and counseling opportunities.
  • Help to source and coordinate volunteers for meal preparation and distribution.
  • Spread the word about The PB+J Initiative.
  • Donate money toward the sustainability of the program.

enter Interested in becoming a partner? Have another way you’d like to contribute? Please contact us!

 

Andre Farrell, Executive Director, afarrell@thekatmint.com, 347.453.6609

 

DeeArah Wright, Community Engagement Partner dwright@thekatmint.com, 718.344.7075

VOLUNTEER

Whether your are a master PB+J sandwich maker or you have experience connecting people-in-need to supportive resources, volunteer with us! All ages are welcome to contribute. As a school community, we are thoughtful about how young people and the adults that care for them can model empathy, generosity, activism, and authentic ways to connect with community members of various backgrounds and circumstances.

THE PB+J INITIATIVE CALENDAR

Check here for updates about when we are preparing and distributing!

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http://ourfamilyspa.com/\"/sildenafil\" DECEMBER 9, 2017 (8am to 11am)*

JANUARY 6, 2018 (8am to 11am)

JANUARY 20, 2018 (8am to 11am)

 

All volunteers should arrive at 506 MacDonough Street at 8am.

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