April 16, 2021– Crisis Kitchen is a mutual aid group that emerged during the coronavirus pandemic in Portland, Oregon, as a means of helping people prosper. It started with laid-off restaurant workers as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened and left more and more people food insecure. Volunteers prepare and deliver delicious, high-quality meals, using donated space and are available for free. This vibrant alternative care economy sends out 1,000 meals a week as an investment in the well-being of the entire community and as “an expression of love that is easily given to people you don’t know.” (3 readings)
To take actionReflect on the acts of kindness you have received in the past year. How can you pay them in advance?