JeffCo Anti-Racist Fund seeking donations

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Posted 8/5/22

The Jefferson County Anti-Racist Fund has started a GoFundMe with the goal of raising $2,600 to support the local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community through mutual aid and food …

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JeffCo Anti-Racist Fund seeking donations

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The Jefferson County Anti-Racist Fund has started a GoFundMe with the goal of raising $2,600 to support the local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community through mutual aid and food supplies.

The anti-racist fund supplies more than 20 local families with community-supported agriculture boxes filled with produce, meat, dairy, flowers, baked goods, herbal remedies, and more.

With the demand for the food program increasing, the organization is asking for support to feed more families this summer.

“Building resilient, accessible, local food systems that support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color is part of our reparations work,” organizers wrote on GoFundMe. “This project is growing! We need additional funds to keep up with expenses and to bring fresh, local food to more community members.”

As of Monday morning, the Jefferson County Anti-Racist Fund has raised $549 of its $2,600 goal.

The weekly produce boxes come from a variety of local businesses and nonprofits in the area including: Goosefoot Community Fund, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Kodama Farm & Food Forest, Space Twins Provisions, Hopscotch Farm and Cannery, Red Dog Farm, Second Growth Herb Collective, Mystery Bay Creamery, and Pan d’Amore.

To view and donate to the anti-racist fund’s GoFundMe, go to gf.me/v/c/zckr/fund-the-jcarf-csa.

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  • Justin Hale

    An "anti-racist" group that omits white people from their support.

    Saturday, August 6 Report this

  • Dcc

    Where does it say that white people are not welcome to support this?

    Saturday, August 6 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Dcc

    "the goal of raising $2,600 to support the local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community through mutual aid and food supplies." So white people don't need aid and food supplies?

    Oh I'm sure this "anti-racist" group will take the white people's money.

    Saturday, August 6 Report this

  • MargeS

    Justin has fallen in line with the idea that white's are discriminated against without taking into consideration that there is more to this.

    "News stories are full of statistical evidence for disparities between black and whites, such as the fact that the average black family earns about half as much as the average white family, or that the unemployment rate for blacks is twice that for whites, or that the wealth of the average white family is ten times the wealth of the average black family. But this kind of evidence is like a political Rorschach test that looks very different to liberals and conservatives. What looks to liberals like evidence of discrimination looks to conservatives like evidence of racial disparities in hard work and responsible behavior. "

    [Keith Payne is a professor in psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die (Viking, 2017).]

    As a woman, I was discriminated against in Port Townsend when I was a single mother with 2 children. The only person who would rent to me was George Gunn. One apartment owner actually said to me "I don't rent to single moms with kids because they are irresponsible." What did I share with other's that were discriminated against? Poverty.

    Sunday, August 7 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    M.S., "What did I share with other's that were discriminated against? Poverty." That's sort of my point. I'm sure that there are some "white" people in poverty out there that are in need, but this organization that call's itself "anti-racist" omits whites from their list of who they will support. Their time would be better spent volunteering at the food bank, the food bank serves ALL.

    Sunday, August 7 Report this

  • MargeS

    Don't be confused, what happened to me, was earlier times, the 70s.

    There have been laws passed so women don't have to face this discrimination. A few years later I went to work for Safeway, the law said there were certain things the manager couldn't ask an employee.

    What you don't understand is 19 percent of Blacks live in poverty, in America today. Whites 8.2 percent. Helping those most in need is what this organization is about. If you need help Justin, contact Welfare, they may be able to help you out.

    Monday, August 8 Report this

  • Dcc

    You are so predictable.

    Monday, August 8 Report this

  • MargeS

    I might just surprise you some day. My opinions are, well, my opinions.

    Monday, August 8 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    There are many among us who need support, no question. My point is that I find it absurd that this group calls itself "anti-racist" while practicing racism.

    Monday, August 8 Report this

  • MargeS

    Your so predicable. Ask Dcc who doesn't give his real name/

    Tuesday, August 9 Report this