Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn

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Repair the World Brooklyn Workshop

808 Nostrand Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11216

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Volunteer with Repair the World and Hunger Free America! Join us in distributing information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) around Nostrand Ave / Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.

Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Brooklyn to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility.

Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet in the Repair the World Brooklyn workshop to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection.

Accessibility info: We will be handing out flyers in various locations in the neighborhood, which requires moving around and being outside for varied periods of time. There can be as much or as little walking as the pariticipants choose.

Volunteers ages 15+ please.

If you have any questions or want more information, contact Riki Robinson at riki.robinson@werepair.org.

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