Red Hook Community Farm in Brooklyn, run by WhyHunger’s Imagine There’s No Hunger partner, Added Value, was submerged under two and half feet of water during Hurricane Sandy. The Red Hook neighborhood was also flooded, leaving much of the community – which is among the poorest in Brooklyn – with extensive damage and still without power.
Added Value’s farm grows more than just food; it grows community through youth empowerment programs, job training, and by providing access to healthy and affordable food. WhyHunger and our Imagine partners are there on the front lines of hunger and poverty in times of crisis, like a natural disaster, and for more than 50 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide who struggle to put food on the table every day. In the weeks and months that follow, as the emergency relief efforts dissipate, WhyHunger and its partners will remain focused on long-term recovery for their communities and we will help them rebuild.
Watch their video for more on their work and recovery efforts.