Melony Samuels

Executive Director
Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

A veteran of the New York City anti-hunger community, Dr. Melony Samuels is Executive Director of the Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH), an innovative nonprofit community-based food pantry, garden and social service provider founded in 1998 and now serving more than 10,000 needy New Yorkers each month. Dr. Samuels is on the Advisory Board of the Food Bank of NYC and is founder and former president of the Bed Stuy Providers Network, a collaborative group of 18 emergency food programs. Dr. Samuels and the BSCAH were featured in the Bill Moyers Journal report on Hunger in America and she was honored last year by the Brooklyn Community Foundation for her work as a Brooklyn Do-Gooder. Dr. Samuels received her doctorate in Religious Education from the Christian Outreach Bible College and Theological Seminary in Fayetteville, North Carolina.