The North Brooklyn Coalition of Neighbors Helping Neighbors, otherwise known as the North Brooklyn Angels, is a 501© tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
As North Brooklyn continues to see a blossoming of wealth and buzz with record increases in real estate values and rental prices, million-dollar movie productions, and trendy lifestyle pieces, we must acknowledge that the boom times have not trickled riches down to everyone and all communities. There are many people struggling to make ends meet in our neighborhood. In response to the hunger, poverty, and homelessness that exists in our neighborhood, a group of residents came together to organize the North Brooklyn Angels. Our first project was to build a mobile soup kitchen. It started serving meals in June of 2017. Our second project was to build a community kitchen to cook the food for the Angelmobile. Our kitchen started cooking all the food for the Angelmobile on Jan 2, 2018, Through our hunger program, we are creating a volunteer-powered “busload” of hope, love, and nutrition, serving our needy neighbors at strategic locations around the neighborhood. Additionally, we promote and provide space for the many groups that provide community services in North Brooklyn. Our main goal is to provide ample opportunity for residents to volunteer and help their neighbors, to meet their neighbors, to learn more about their neighbors, to see the different parts of and needs in our neighborhood. We have started by cooking and serving meals, but we have a long list of creative ideas for ways for us to join together and build an equitable community.