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Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Due to the outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus COVID-19, Team Brownsville is asking all volunteers who have travelled on airplanes, through airports, on public transportation, or have been in an area with community transmission of the virus - refrain from volunteering with Team Brownsville until further notice.  If you currently have plans to travel to Brownsville via air or come from an area with community transmission, please contact our volunteer coordinator at to update your plans.


Since the start of 2020, Team Brownsville has partnered with World Central Kitchen to serve delicious meals to families waiting for the chance to legally cross the border and seek asylum. These families are living in a tent city on the banks of the Rio Grande river on the Mexican side of the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Mexico. To deliver meals, volunteers travel across the pedestrian walkway of the bridge from Brownsville to Matamoros. 

World Central Kitchen prepares the meals, Team Brownsville delivers and serves the meals.

We are currently serving dinner to approximately 1000 people seven nights a week. Delivering and serving meals at this scale requires lots of volunteers, specific skills, tight coordination and a committed adherence to the guidance of Team Brownsville Leaders. 

You can volunteer to help with dinner at the bridge by following this process: 

1. Contact Team Brownsville Program leader/coordinator to confirm you dates:
Andrea Rudnik


2. If you have confirmed dates and want to help cook, please visit the World Central Kitchen website to signup for the appropriate dates. 

If you don't intend to cook, you don't need to contact World Central Kitchen. 

Please read tips and safety information about Crossing into Mexico

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