Da Bodega Union merchandise originally was intended for a different brand idea. Our merchandise started with handmade face masks to help the community in need when no-one else sent aid. In March 2020, as Covid-19 set in our community , our community members were "essential" workers whom had to continue to make this world work in the most broken situation.
They faced challenges of being identified as "essential" employees, family members, humans. During the months of March-June, we donated 75+ face masks, food plates, and resourced information to those whom needed it.
We didnt stop there, homeless people needed food, clothing, shelter. We set out to help them. We partnered with GETFOOD NYC to give out frozen meals. We visited multiple food banks and food fridges to donate the plates in a timely manner.