Food is a human right
COVID-19 has changed everything. The world shut down, businesses shuttered, people are out of jobs, and we are perpetually terrified of what’s next. Our first concern: how can we keep everyone safe, how do we keep everyone fed? Enter: the idea for a radical socialist produce agenda.
Who We Are
Baskit Fresh is a Pay-What-You-Can produce delivery service currently serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
What We Do
We buy bulk produce and safely repackage it to accommodate the average person’s one-week supply of fruits and veggies.
All “Baskits” in a given week contain around ten pounds of typical produce, generally things like carrots, onions, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, potatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, apples, oranges, bananas, and maybe a mango. You know, “the usual.”
Each bag would generally cost around $30 from grocery store chains, but here you get to set your price, and we get to deliver, so you never have to stand in line to get the groceries you need.
Why We Do It
Why? Because no one should go hungry. If you can pay more, you help fund the produce of those who can’t, i.e., you’re helping your neighbor to thrive during difficult times.
We are all looking for ways to support each other in this unprecedented social, epidemiological, and economic sh*tstorm. This is one way we can do it.
Baskit’s Equity Statement
Baskit is dedicated to achieving an equitable distribution of service and benefit. We recognize that active anti-racist efforts are necessary to prevent the company from upholding white supremacy. We actively seek out partnerships with other organizations in order to reach a diverse set of people, so that we can avoid an unjust distribution of resources which would otherwise benefit only those with access to white affluence.
We’re always eager to hear from folks with farm connections that can help grow Baskit, expand its reach, and help fulfill its mission. We’re especially excited to hear from and work with People of Color, women, LGBTQ+ folk, fluent Spanish speakers, and all the celebrated intersections among them. If you are or know any potential partners, we’d be grateful for your input at [email protected]