As the summer comes to an end across the city, it’s the start of a new season here at Bushwick Podcast. That means we have the continued privilege of sharing more of the remarkable stories happening in the community, and the renewed duty to help break down the biggest issues facing the neighborhood today. We have some exciting episodes planned this Fall, and we’re thrilled to begin the season with a story of resilience, hope, and the power of partnership.

This week, we sat down with some of the leaders behind the Bushwick Food Co-op, which, if you haven’t listened to our previous episode, “The Everyone Store,” is the neighborhood’s democratically owned and operated grocer. Earlier this summer, the Coop’s storefront was devastated by fire damage, but today, they’re recovering by embracing the unique strengths of their community.

AFTER THE EPISODE

We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Chris, Laurel, Kat, Ali, and Fran for taking time out of their recovery efforts to share some of the lessons of their experience.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Co-op and how you can help out with their fire recovery efforts, you can visit their website (https://bushwickfoodcoop.org), follow them on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bushwickfood/), or visit their GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/f/rebuild-bushwick-food-cooperative) to support them directly.

We’d of course, also like to thank you so much for joining us this week. We’ll be back with another story you won’t want to miss, but in the meantime, we’d love to know what you’re interested in hearing, and how we can do better. Get in touch by emailing us at [email protected], or by DM’ing us on our instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bushwickfood/). We can’t wait to hear from you, and we’ll see you soon.

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