About this Meal Train
The Jackson Ward Youth Peace Team is excited to be partnering with Stoplight Gelato Cafe, a beloved, local Jackson Ward business, as a drop-off point for folks to continue to donate supplies and non-perishable food to our mutual aid efforts in support of Gilpin Court families. We will be accepting donations every Monday and Thursday from 1 pm-3 pm outside of the storefront located at 405 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA, 23220.
The Jackson Ward Youth Peace Team needs your continued support to help bridge food access gaps for students and families living in Gilpin Court. Thank you to all those that are rallying behind The Jackson Ward Youth Peace Team Meal Train and our mutual aid collection efforts. Our youth leaders have been and will continue to be active and consulted in every decision and effort!
In response to social distancing guidelines and CDC advisements, we will no longer be accepting homemade/family-style meals. We have collaborated with Gilpin residents to generate a list of food and household needs and will be using the funds we raise to ensure access to emergency relief, supplies that cannot be bought with food stamps, and shelf-stable food. Our goal is to put together family-sized bags of shelf-stable dinner food and cleaning supplies for 100 Gilpin families every Monday and Thursday to bridge the access gap of dinner and weekend meals.
Below is a list of needs that we are still collecting:
** indicates a high priority
- Gloves (disposable and dish gloves)**
- Spray Bottles**
- Paper towels**
- Boxes to distribute food
- Oodles of Noodles
- Peanut Butter
- Dish Soap
- Bottled Water
- Canned Tuna
- Canned Soup
- Trash bags
- Broth (of all kinds)
- OTC Medicine
Please only drop off during the specified days/hour and contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot make the above time-slots and want to donate.
Thank you all, and please continue to spread the word,
The Jackson Ward Youth Peace Team, Stoplight Gelato Cafe, & Friends