The fund began in June 2020 with the simple goal to bring moments of joy to Black women in our community while supporting & highlighting BIPOC-owned local businesses. We have since evolved our mission by partnering with East Oakland Collective to supply meals for their community food distribution to alleviate food insecurity.
Because nourishment can take so many forms, we have delivered not only hot meals but also care packages with self-care items, grocery boxes with produce from local farms, gift cards to local businesses, and more. These deliveries are not charity; they are gifted in solidarity.
BY THE NUMBERS...
TO BIPOC-OWNED BUSINESSES
MEALS, GIFT CARDS & CARE PACKAGES
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Your monetary donations go directly towards supporting local BIPOC women-owned businesses and nourishing community members.
In-kind food and product donations are greatly appreciated and can be used to contribute to meals, care packages, and grocery distributions.
NEWS & PRESS
"The Nourishment Fund pays Black chefs to cook for Black women and nonbinary people who, simply, could appreciate a hot meal delivery. The free meals are delivered weekly by a team of volunteers, and Dana Plucinski, a food business publicist and the Fund’s organizer, hopes to enhance the packages with fresh baked goods, candles and other self-care items. She got the idea from the work of Rachel Cargle, whose Loveland Foundation raises money to set Black women and girls up with therapy sessions.
Food is also her love language, expressed often by dropping off meals to loved ones. 'It’s nice to be thought of,' she said. 'And it takes one more thing off the to-do list for the day.'..."