The Beyu Food Project is a community-service initiative, created by Beyu Coffee, designed to feed children, individuals, families, and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the support of a centralized community effort, the Beyu Food Project coordinates the food production, logistics, and fiscal stewardship to oversee safe food deliveries while ensuring transparency and equitable disbursement of contributions.
The Beyu Food Project, initially called the Feed DURM Collective, was first created as an emergency alliance among Downtown Durham’s small restaurant businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the economic stability of small businesses, the overload of our local healthcare system and its essential workers, and the threat to basic food security needs of families in our community as a result of school closure.
As the global coronavirus pandemic hit North Carolina, members of our community experienced extraordinary challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic upended their households, causing the overburdening of limited resources while also shrinking their resources for basic food security.
As food insecurity remains a growing crisis, many families continue to struggle to secure nutritional meals and groceries on a daily and weekly basis.
This program operates with a credible and qualified collective of partners curated based on years of business and operational efficiency related to nutritional quality, demand, delivery, and health & safety standards.
Shop signature coffee blends and single origin varieties online. A portion of net proceeds support the Beyu Food Project to help combat food insecurity in our community.
To date, we’ve served over 250,000 meals to children, families, essential healthcare workers, and essential school teachers.
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