RESN Food Project - Community Support Roster
First Sunday Food Project centers Black, Indigenous, and People of Color's dignity and autonomy while providing material relief for ourselves and our communities. We are co-creating a space for our communities, who are disproportionately impacted by inequities like food deserts and food insecurity, to get what we need and want, including culturally-specific foods. We are not philanthropists. We are community members building self-sustaining communities free from harmful institutions.
There are several ways to provide community support:
Set-up tables and chairs, and count inventory to prepare for distribution
We meet at the front of the Mueller HEB off 51st and Barbara Jordan (78723). Once there, we divide shopping duties and meet at a single cash register to check out. You will not have to pay for the groceries yourself, though you can choose to sponsor the items you shop for as a donation.
Sort & Pack
We fill specific requests from households for fresh food, shelf-stable food, household items, and diapers. With lists in-hand, we pack each order as requested and do not give items households have not expressed interest in. The sorting part happens prior to packing when we receive a wholesale produce delivery, fresh food donations, shelf-stable donations, household item donations and items arriving from HEB.
We work closely with another organization to coordinate drivers to take custom packed orders directly to community members. Due to gentrification, and current development, many folks have had to move out of the county. We drive as far as Georgetown, Kyle, Manor, Red Rock, and Bastrop.
We currently have a small grant, but have been sustained by mutual aid funds from the beginning. Fundraising is an important component of what will allow us to continue these deliveries after August of 2022.
Recipients have different levels of engagement with technology and social media. We need help to navigate the most efficient way to do what we do.
AS OUR PROGRAM ADJUSTS TO IMPROVE OVERALL EXPERIENCE, TIMES OF ACTIVITIES CHANGE SLIGHTLY. LET US KNOW WHAT AREA YOU'RE INTERESTED AND WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH MONTHLY EMAILS.