CHiPS Food Drive Tomorrow & Every Wednesday!
Tue, Jan 23 6:44am


Coming up this week:

Winter Gear Drive THANK YOU:

With little notice, YOU sprang into action. A huge thank you to our school community for mobilizing incredibly quickly to gather winter items for the families being housed at Floyd Bennett Field. Your donations turned into MULTIPLE carloads last week and this week, putting winter boots on kids,  jackets on parents, and providing many other necessities. At moments, we were overwhelmed by donations, and many people temporarily stored gear in their homes and cars, helped carry it to staging areas and sorted through it for distribution and delivery. The need for donations will continue. Please reach out to Emily Hager or Jeanne Schwartz if you are interested in additional information about how to participate.

As always...

Join the Community Outreach WhatsApp group to help our community respond to urgent asks:

We also highly recommend listening (over the course of subway rides and car trips) to this background on Mutual Aid, its history and principles, and the opportunity mutual aid presents to build new social relationships:

(Note: The video was created 3 years ago.)

What to donate to CHiPS Weekly Food Collection: (please label all prepared items)

  • Sandwiches - ALL Kinds (Ham/Cheese, Turkey/Cheese, Egg Salad, PBJ) (Please label)
  • Sliced Bread Packages
  • Lunch Meat packages
  • Eggs
  • Tortillas
  • Prepared Meals (pasta, rice/beans, soup, pasta salad etc) Please pre-package in individual portions.
  • Microwaveable Meals - Instant Ramen, Rice & Beans Packets
  • Jelly Jars, Peanut Butter
  • Cereal/Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Shelf Stable Milk & Juice Boxes
  • Fruit cups
  • Fresh Fruit (Oranges/Bananas ; NO apples please)
  • Individually Wrapped Snacks (Nuts, Beef Sticks, Crackers, Bars/Cookies)
  • NEW To-go Containers & Sandwich Ziplock Baggies
  • Plastic Utensils spoons/forks
  • Fresh Direct Bags/Sturdy Bags

With Gratitude,

Emily & Jeanne

Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs