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"Meals on Us"

A Brooklyn Braised initiative created to help sustainably feed families within the Brooklyn community.

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2020

Project Description

UPDATE

As of August 3rd, 2020 we completed our 1st 8-week cycle of Meals of Us! Over 4,000 meals were prepared and delivered to the Kensington Shelter. We look forward to starting cycle 2 and helping to reduce food insecurity in Brooklyn and beyond.

Christa has been identified as a COVID-19 Hero by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams due to her support of the residents of Brooklyn during the COVID-19 pandemic.

**All donations are tax-deductible. 

 

THE PROBLEM

Many non-profits are being skipped over by Corona virus-related aide while their expenses run into the millions. Valuable fundraising dollars have also been cut because of social distancing lockdowns adding additional strain. 

THE SOLUTION

Chef Christa of Brooklyn Braised has launched Meals On Us to support the Brooklyn based CAMBA. The project partners with local restaurants to donate takeout meals to some of Brooklyn’s most vulnerable residents. Brooklyn Braised has committed to providing 3 days worth of meals to The Kensington Family Shelter, a CAMBA residential aide facility.

YOUR IMPACT

We are seeking funding to support The Kensington Family Shelter which houses 59 families including 68 children, most under 12. Each donation helps our partner restaurants provide balanced weekly meals to food-insecure families. With your help, our efforts can keep growing throughout Brooklyn and beyond! 

 

OUR TEAM

Christa Lynch is the founder and Chef at Brooklyn Braised. She’s also a Sous Chef at Google and  Jr. Board Member at CAMBA. Throughout her career in hospitality and food and beverage, Christa has championed building a stronger food ecosystem by participating in creative ways to reduce hunger and protect the environment. 

We would like to give a special thanks to the entire team at CAMBA and our primary partner restaurant Gage & Tollner for helping to make this a reality! 

ADDITIONAL REWARDS ARE COMING!

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where does my money go? 

    Each $25 donation helps to feed a family of 4 for one day. All proceeds go directly to the restaurant to purchase ingredients, operating and delivery cost. 

  • Who is Chef Christa? 

    Chef Chista Lynch is the founder and head chef at Brooklyn Braised. Alongside catering and event production services, Christa's mission is to help build a stronger food ecosystem by participating in creative ways to reduce hunger and protect the environment with initiatives like Meals On Us.

     

  • Who makes the meals?

    Our restaurant partners Gage & Tollner and Alta Calidad each prepare 250 meals a week for residents at the Kensington Family Shelter. 
     

  • What type of food do the residents receive? 

    Each week residents receive delicious, well balanced meals made from natural ingredients! See last week's menu below: 
     

    Gage & Tollner
    meatballs with mushroom groovy 
    stuffed red peppers (vegetarian option) 
    kidney beans and rice 
    grilled zucchini with mint
    romaine with herby ranchy dressing
    sliced semolina focaccia 
    Chocolate chip cookies

    Alta Calidad 
    Korean BBQ chicken with kimchi
    Cauliflower with kimchi (veggie option)
    Coconut rice
    Vegetables
     

  • When are the meals delivered?

    Meals are delivered every Thursday and Friday 
     
  • When do I receive my reward? 

    Donors who selected the rewards option will be contacted within 60 days for instructions on how to redeem.
Christy Z
09/18/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Daniella
09/17/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Sonali
08/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Ali
08/09/2020
Monetary Contribution
$30
Thalia Chambers
08/07/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Brittany Mignanelli
07/30/2020
90 Minute Spotify Kitchen Swag Playlist
$15
Carly Henry
07/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
07/22/2020
90 Minute Spotify Kitchen Swag Playlist
$15
LoLa Bouli
07/17/2020
90 Minute Spotify Kitchen Swag Playlist
$15
07/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

I think this is a POWERFUL initiative; no reward is necessary!

37 Supporters
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15.00 USD
90 Minute Spotify Kitchen Swag Playlist

Get groovy in the kitchen with this dope playlist created by a well known local DJ!

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5 Supporters
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150.00 USD
1 Bottle 3 Cocktails!

1 bottle, 3 cocktails is an interactive mixology workshop with Camille of The Cocktail Snob. During the workshop, attendees will learn how to craft 3 cocktails using just one spirit. They will also learn valuable tips and tricks so they can create their own happy hour at home.

 

**This event can be experienced virtually OR in your home. You must live in either Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, or Staten Island in order for Camille to travel to you for the class.

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4 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Hungry and Luxe Cooking Class!

Brooklyn Braised Owner, Christa will create a 4-course menu keeping taste, dietary restrictions, and sustainability in mind.

During this experience, Christa will instruct you through a meal that will remain memorable!

**This event can be experienced virtually OR in your home. You must live in either Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, or Staten Island in order for Christa to travel to you for the class.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

I think this is a POWERFUL initiative; no reward is necessary!

37 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
90 Minute Spotify Kitchen Swag Playlist

Get groovy in the kitchen with this dope playlist created by a well known local DJ!

15 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
1 Bottle 3 Cocktails!

1 bottle, 3 cocktails is an interactive mixology workshop with Camille of The Cocktail Snob. During the workshop, attendees will learn how to craft 3 cocktails using just one spirit. They will also learn valuable tips and tricks so they can create their own happy hour at home.

 

**This event can be experienced virtually OR in your home. You must live in either Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, or Staten Island in order for Camille to travel to you for the class.

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4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Hungry and Luxe Cooking Class!

Brooklyn Braised Owner, Christa will create a 4-course menu keeping taste, dietary restrictions, and sustainability in mind.

During this experience, Christa will instruct you through a meal that will remain memorable!

**This event can be experienced virtually OR in your home. You must live in either Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, or Staten Island in order for Christa to travel to you for the class.

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2 Supporters
Select this reward