Brooklyn Rescue Mission, Bed-Stuy Farm
In 2002, a group of clergy and community members founded the Brooklyn Rescue Mission (BRM) as a response to a growing need in the Central Brooklyn community for fresh food and warm clothing. The BRM created the Food Pantry as a distribution center for the hungry in their community. In 2005, the Mission entered into a partnership with the City of New York to transform a nearby vacant lot into a vegetable garden. Since then, community members, teens, and BRM staff have been growing fresh produce on the once-vacant lot. BRM sells portions of the produce grown at the Bed-Stuy Farm at their Malcolm X Farmer’s Market and donates the rest to Food Pantry recipients.