The Okra Project

The Okra Project is a collective that brings home-cooked meals to Black trans folks.

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans people wherever they can reach them. The Okra Project hires Black Trans chefs to prepare healthy and home-cooked meals for their Black TGNC siblings with no cost.  For those Black Trans folks currently experiencing homeless or whose homes cannot support our chef’s cooking, The Okra Project has partnered with institutions like UberEats, Osborne Association, and other community spaces to deliver food.

Okra believes that food is not only a nourishment, but a gateway to unlimited cultural and social possibilities. By providing Black trans folks with this basic need, Okra makes it possible for their community to pursue their emotional, spiritual, and artistic goals.

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Tony McDade Health Recovery Fund

Alana Giselle Banks - Executive Director

Gabrielle Inès Souza- Deputy Director

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