From day one of this crisis, we have had a partner who has been with us through it all. In fact, even though we were not currently serving them, they were the first to contact us with interest in serving emergency meals to their community, and have been providing thousands of meals to families every week since. The Association to Benefit Children (ABC) is an amazing organization and dedicated partner, and we are excited to share all that they do! See below for who they are, what they are doing, and how they support their community.
Who are they? Association to Benefit Children is an organization local to Red Rabbit, based in Harlem just around the corner! ABC provides a variety of programs to address the "unique, urgent, and often changing needs of each child and family," with the overall mission of ensuring the well being of children of New York's most vulnerable families. Their programs include early childhood education, housing support, counseling and crisis intervention, youth development, and much more!
What are they doing? In terms of food relief, ABC has been distributing thousands of meals a week to families for their children - a combination of prepared meal packs that come from Red Rabbit as well as an assortment of pantry items for the families the take. In addition to serving food, all of their teaching teams are providing remote instruction, connecting to their children regularly and offering a ton of engaging enriching and fun-filled lessons. They have also been providing emergency childcare to the children of first responders and other essential workers. And if they have not already been doing enough, they have also been offering both in-person and virtual mental health services to childen in crisis, and family support/counseling to their families.
How are they doing it? Right now, the meals ABC is providing are being supported primarily through private foundations and individuals. They have an extremely active support system that was garnered pre-COVID19 for all of the great work they do, so it is no secret why so many would jump at the opprtunity to continue to support such a remarkable organization.
We are so proud to partner with ABC, and continuously amazed by their hard work and dedication, now and always!