Giving Compass’ Take:
• Equitable Giving Circle is a Black women-led giving circle that will launch in October of 2020 to help BIPOC families get access to food.
• What are the challenges for giving circles to succeed? Why is it critical to have more non-white giving circles?
• Read more about the importance of black-led giving circles in the U.S.
Equitable Giving Circle, an eight-week-old nonprofit organization, is looking to fill more than 400 slots to feed families of color around the Portland metro area, according to a release from Equitable Giving Circle.
The organization, which is Black women-led, has partnered with local BIPOC growers and businesses to provide food for Black families and single-parent households. Each Community Supported Agriculture share is about 22 weeks’ worth of food.
Director AJ McCreary said she participated in a giving circle in the past that included mostly white women, and wanted to be able to provide that support for people of color.
The giving circle wasn’t going to launch until October of this year, but McCreary said the COVID-19 pandemic threw off their timeline. She and the other leaders of the organization decided to dive into helping families as businesses were closing and it was becoming harder to get food.
Over the past eight weeks the organization has raised more than $600,000 to buy produce and proteins from Black and Brown food purveyors to give to BIPOC families.
Read the full article about nonprofit giving cirle at The Oregonian.
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