Member Sponsored Briefing: Bmore Community Food - Creating & Growing Baltimore City's Largest Food Rescue Organization
J.C. Faulk founded Bmore Community Food (BCF) from his car, during the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is now the largest food rescue organization exclusively serving Baltimore City. Last year, BCF distributed 1.7 million pounds of high-quality food and is on track to disperse 2-2.5 million pounds this year. The cost per pound is approximately 19 cents and a family of 3 receives 30-40 pounds of food per week. Through partnering with other local community organizations, BCF provides for 11 sites across Baltimore City each week. This is done with just 4 full-time staff members, as well as a dedicated squad of 600+ volunteers.
BCF is rapidly outgrowing its current space and needs a larger warehouse in order to accept and distribute greater amounts of food and household goods. With partners such as Amazon, Walmart, and First Fruits Farm onboard, there is no shortage of food, but rather, a deficiency in space and limits in infrastructure to disseminate the abundance of products received. It makes no sense that so many people are hungry on a day-to-day basis.
We invite you to come hear Bmore Community Food’s story and learn how, with the help and support of Baltimore City funders, J.C. and his team plan to make a major difference in the hunger landscape of Baltimore City.
This briefing is sponsored by the Blanket Fort Foundation (previously known as Lerner Family Foundation).
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.