Current Fundraiser: HELP MUTUAL AID GO MOBILE!
Our current pantry location is closing for the winter, so we've had to come up with a solution. We've decided to fundraise for a cargo trailer to continue our weekly food/household assistance and to increase our reach. Reaching this goal and getting the trailer will help us continue our work and open up new possibilities for the future. This fundraiser started on November 6th and we hope to reach the goal by the end of the month.
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Building Mutual Aid And Solidarity in Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia
When the Covid-19 economic and health crisis hit our region, we began networking grassroots individuals, non-profit, business and public leaders in our region to reach out to members of our community, find out what struggles they were facing, and get in contact with them directly to help our region's residents find access to the resources they needed. We are actively taking requests from the community for assistance with any struggles they are facing in this difficult time.
Our network has evolved through all the events of the year so far and we are prepared and inspired to be in this for the long haul. Solidarity is the only way.
If you are immunocompromised, at-risk of serious complications of Covid-19, or for any reason anxious about finances, access to food & household goods, caring for loved ones and more - we are here to help you navigate these difficult waters.
Mutual Aid is a left-wing political-economic approach that seeks to build solidarity within our economic institutions. We do not refuse or grant aid based on political criteria for those who are in need.
A few months ago, we joined forces with the Johnson City-founded New Panthers Initiative. The NPI started doing outreach, delivering groceries and hygiene products, and building solidarity in the Tri-Cities, so we decided to unite forces and reach even more people.
Every Monday, we are sending surveys and boxes of food, hygiene, and household products out to our community starting at 10 A.M. until around 2. Come by and help us reach out to our community, or drop off donations.
More info is on the Weekly Food/Household Assistance page on our site. You can donate to our organizational efforts at mutual aid in the links below.