For those who wish to reach out to help the Buffalo community in the wake of the racist shooting that killed 10 and injured 3, 10 of wholm were African American, The Campaign has done research into a few of the community organizations on the ground that are doing excellent work who could use your support. The shooting has temporarily closed down the Tops Market, reverting this primarily African American neighborhood back into the food desert it was before the store was opened 20 years ago.

Food insecurity is an issue in this Buffalo neighborhood in the best of times, but is even more so now with the temporary closing of the only supermarket within walking distance.

Here are three organizations directly addressing this acute need, along with some additional vital services and resources:

Buffalo Community Fridges – They have been organizing donation and distribution of fresh food on a daily basis tio the neighborhood while the supermarket is closed.

Rooted In Love – provides fresh produce, non-perishable food items and hygiene products to the homeless, impoverished, and those who are simply in need.

Black Love Resists in The Rust – a well respected community activist organization working for justice for the community on multiple fronts. In particular they have published a comprehensive living document linked here listing Food Resources, Mental Health Resources and much more for the affected community including links to donate. In addition, Black Love Resists in the Rust are offering Mini Grants to Buffalonians to help address their personal mental health care and food insecurity needs.

We will keep you posted on developments and actions going forward. We again express our outrages at this heinous act and wish to express our deep condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the City of Buffalo as a whole.

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