Sopa de Viandas Recipe

Nutrition, Love, and Investment in Mott Haven

Learn more about how the Feed Our Needs Initiative is supporting Black-owned businesses in the Bronx and Harlem this giving season.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the country have struggled to recover from the financial strain imposed by measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Black-owned businesses are especially vulnerable, with studies indicating they are shutting down twice as fast as Nonblack-owned businesses. In light of these disparities in the economic health of Black-owned businesses, Engage@IHSMarkit and Barclays Embrace will partner with Arete and Black-owned restaurants to raise funds for meal distribution in Harlem and the Bronx.

This initiative is aimed at supporting Black-owned restaurants in the surrounding areas to source the meals that will be distributed. Funds raised will be used to purchase meals from La Morada in the South Bronx and Melba’s in Harlem, both being active partners in their communities.

This Feed Our Needs Initiative builds on Arete’s past work raising funds to feed the families at the schools we serve in Mott Haven (South Bronx) and Harlem.

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