About Us

North Brooklyn Mutual Aid (NBkMA) formed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we have grown to a network of nearly 2,000 neighbors committed to the North Brooklyn community. We are not a government agency or nonprofit, and we do not currently endorse political candidates. We ask that all neighbors in the NBkMA network read and follow our Code of Conduct.

We’re an entirely volunteer-run collective of neighbors helping neighbors and working to create a more equitable neighborhood. Our efforts began with a focus on access to food and medical supplies during the pandemic, partnering with local food pantries and soup kitchens, housing complexes and cooperatives, senior centers, and hospitals.

North Brooklyn Mutual Aid partners with the community to:
  • maintain an online network where thousands of neighbors can find volunteer opportunities, information about local events and campaigns, and more
  • distribute groceries, PPE, and essential goods
  • care for community spaces, including a network of community fridges and the McCarren Park Demonstration Garden
  • organize community events such as book giveaways, seasonal collection drives, and workshops/trainings
  • reduce pressures on waste streams through food rescue and compost collection
  • steward parks and open spaces, and act as an NBK Open Streets Coalition member
  • engage in conflict mediation, public conversations, outreach, and advocacy that touches on all of these projects

You can read more about our current initiatives here.

All of our funds are donation-based and tax-deductible via Open Collective and go directly back into the community.

Questions? Email: greenpointhelpers@gmail.com.

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If you are interested in joining our core team, have general questions, or are a member of the media, please email us at greenpointhelpers@gmail.com.


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