When Baltimore activist J.C. Faulk saw hunger in his city during the COVID-19 pandemic, he created Bmore Community Food. We stepped up and offered to run a GoFundMe Campaign that raised almost $20,000 to support this remarkable volunteer organization distributing rescued food to hungry people.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, activist J.C. Faulk and a devoted team of volunteers built Bmore Community Food (BCF) into one of the largest distributors of rescued food in Baltimore. Already a food desert with deep existing hunger, Baltimore residents were hit hard by the pandemic. BCF creatively sourced and now collects fresh, healthy food from the local Amazon warehouse, Gotham Greens, First Fruit Farms, Motzi Bread, McCormick and others, much of which would otherwise be tossed out. We worked closely with founder J.C. Faulk and adapted to their changing needs, at first focused on acquiring a distribution truck, then a food truck and, finally, resources to secure space in a kitchen where hot meals could be prepared to feed more people. BCF continues feeding people, empowering community and seeking racial justice because these are all interconnected.
“What we do is driven by the same fuel: ENDING RACISM. Persistent hunger is one of the pillars of oppression that brings suffering to Black people.”
— J.C. Faulk, Founder of Bmore Community Food
How Did We Help Bmore Community Food?
- Offered original idea for, created and co-managed GoFundMe Campaign that raised close to $20,000.
- Created graphic collage, imagery and story for GoFundMe campaign.
- Created promotion plan, including running a Facebook ad promoting the GoFundMe.
- Provided business plan template and guidance to seek funding from donors.
- Set up meeting with large prospective investor/donor.
- Provided Bmore Community Food with a list of donors and amounts donated.