THE URBAN RECIPE

Food Security + Dignity + Community

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN URBAN RECIPE FOOD CO-OP

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embers arrive at their appointed hour, check in with the treasurer and contribute a small programming fee. These funds may be used for fuel or insurance for our delivery truck or for a special need that the co-op members vote to determine. The contribution is another way to create a sense of dignity and ownership. Members then pitch in to unload the truck, set up the distribution room, sort food, or simply visit with other co-op members if they are unable to do the manual labor.

A meeting is then held, which Co-op members convene. The meetings typically include a devotional time, community announcements and at times, speakers from outside organizations, such as the Morehouse School of Medicine or the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Then, the boxes of food are distributed and members leave until they gather again in two weeks.

Our approach is not to try to change people or ‘fix’ people. We seek to genuinely meet poor people where they are instead of expecting them to be where others think they ought to be.

– Chad Hale, Founder

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Urban Recipe has been one of the most creative programs in building community and empowering its clients. It stands as a role model to all of us who are committed to feeding the hungry and helping those most in need.

– Bill Bolling, former Executive Director, Atlanta Community Food Bank

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