“Mutual aid” is when a community collectively provides for one another, often through food deliveries and crowdfunding, but in many other ways as well. Bed-Stuy Strong is one of more than 800 local networks that formed during the COVID-19 crisis.
In 2020, at least 800 local groups across the U.S. formed to provide mutual aid during the pandemic. Mutual aid, which is when a group of people collectively pool their resources to help those who need it, comes from a long tradition that includes immigrant groups in the U.S. in the early 20th century. One of the next generation of...