Part of the Solution (POTS)
Bronx, New York, USA
MissionThe mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to our door. Founded in 1982 as a soup kitchen, POTS has expanded its mission from feeding its neighbors to nourishing the myriad of needs of the community in a holistic way.
What We DoDAY-TO-DAY SERVICES
Close to 800 people currently receive their mail at POTS and 20 people get free haircuts each week. POTS also offers shower facilities.
EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAMS
The Food Pantry - our fastest growing program - provides groceries for an average of 150 families per week.
The Community Dining Room - one of the few in NYC open 7 days a week - serves an average of 325 people daily.
POTS provides Back-to-School supplies, Thanksgiving turkeys, Holiday gifts and parties for hundreds of families and children each year.
Case Management services helped close to 1,000 people including 200 families with 250+ children identify barriers to stability and take steps to address them last year.
Application Assistance and Legal Representation for public benefits (Food Stamps, Social Security) resulted in $1,000,000 being secured for POTS' community in 2009.
Legal Eviction Prevention Services enabled 90 families with 200+ children to remain in their homes last year.