Neighbors Together is committed to ending hunger and poverty in the Ocean Hill, Brownsville and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn, one of the lowest-income areas in New York City.
Since 1982 Neighbors Together has been fighting hunger and poverty with three integrated programs:
- Our Community Café provides free, nutritious meals to 400 people a day to ease the immediate crisis of hunger;
- Our Empowerment Program addresses the entrenchment of problems that lead to hunger: unemployment, lack of education, homelessness, addiction, and inadequate health care;
- Our Community Action Program organizes our members through education and action to transform public policies that too often compound rather than relieve poverty.
Neighbors Together’s mission of not just fighting but ending hunger and poverty is deeply grounded in our belief in the dignity and potential of each person to be a vital part of creating a more just society. With basic support and encouragement, we have seen that people can stabilize their lives and work together to improve the community.
True to our name we collaborate with many partners in a crucial endeavor: to ensure that all members of our community have the resources to feed themselves and their families.