Dr. Melony Samuels is the Founder and Director of the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. She not only helps provide food to low-income families in Brooklyn, she’s started an urban farm to help residents get the healthiest, freshest food possible.
Publications & Reports
A Food Pantry in Brooklyn – a podcast episode from Eating Matters by Heritage Radio Network
Dr. Melony Samuels joins host Kim Kessler to discuss founding the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) and the positive change she has seen through BSCAH. She also talks food pantry layout, the process of receiving donations, and her thoughts on current food policy.
BSCAH is unique among Brooklyn food pantries: it’s the first “supermarket-style” pantry, allowing customers to shop for themselves from the shelves. BSCAH also provides job training and education referrals, Food Stamps enrollment, cooking classes, summer camps, pre-HIV testing, diabetes and high blood pressure testing, and financial literacy classes. As the largest food pantry in Brooklyn, BSCAH offers a host of vital services to the over 11,000 clients that they serve a month.