Since the start of the pandemic, JP/Roxbury Mutual Aid has offered free groceries to neighbors in need. Recently, we formed a partnership with Egleston Square Main Streets, the Egleston YMCA, the Hernández School, and two bodegas to provide big bags of free, nutritious, culturally appropriate groceries to ~70 households in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and bordering neighborhoods.
Many families receiving regular deliveries aren’t eligible for unemployment or SNAP benefits due to residency status; others are housebound due to age or disability. Many cannot get what they need from pantries alone. Our project provides those who request assistance with essential groceries while also supporting two local bodegas via weekly bulk orders.
Our bodegas bags are filling an important need, and we have a waitlist. We need ongoing donations to continue this support through the winter months. A gift of $50 covers one household for a week. Gifts of all sizes add up!
The JP/Rox Mutual Aid fundraising team
Ida, Emily, Krissy, Jess, Joelle, and Anna