Sliding Price Scale
You choose your price point. We won’t ask you anything about your life, resources, or needs—it’s entirely up to you. We only ask that you read and consider the following factors:
Income is not the same as wealth. Income is the amount of money you make. Wealth is passed down from generation to generation and usually takes the form of inheritances, land ownership, and/or earning power. We ask that you take into account not only your income but also your wealth when choosing your price point within our sliding scale.
Here are a few signs that you have access to wealth and/or a comfortable income:
You work part-time by choice.
You travel recreationally.
You can procure family money in times of need.
You have investments.
You have received higher education that confers greater earning power.
Here are a few signs that you don't have access to wealth, and/or have a lower income:
You are underinsured.
You have a chronic illness (medical expenses, and may impact earning power).
You receive government assistance.
You face significant debt, immigration fees, or rehabilitation fees.
You, or your labor, are criminalized.
And here are synopses of who should consider each price point:
The well-resourced price may be right for you if you have access to financial security/wealth—i.e. own property, or have personal savings/disposable income and do not generally worry about securing necessities.
The standard price may be right for you if you are struggling to pay off debt, build savings, or move away from living paycheck to paycheck, but still have access to a steady income and are not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, childcare, etc.
The under-resourced price may be right for you if you struggle to maintain access to needs such as healthcare, housing, food, and childcare. This price point is also appropriate for those living paycheck to paycheck without consistent income/relief, or if you are in significant debt.
Pickup + Delivery Info
What is the deadline for ordering?
Place your order no later than 11:59PM the night before you want to receive it!
Do you offer contactless grocery delivery? Can I pick up my order?
Yes to both! Get contactless grocery delivery anywhere in Brooklyn/Queens. Or, pick up your order from one of our community partners. Pick up directly from us at 224 Marcus Garvey Boulevard (Bed-Stuy) 4–6PM on Thursdays for free!
Where are your pickup locations?
Our ever-growing list of community partners offer once-weekly BSA pickup windows! Check out our Pickup + Delivery page to see our most up-to-date list of pickup options!
What days can I pick up my order or have it delivered?
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
This is the kind of bag that a one/two-person household, or someone rediscovering cooking at home, might buy at the market each week:
- three local, organic veggies, including one leafy green
- an assortment of seasonal and citrus fruits
- half dozen local, cage-free, non-GMO eggs
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