The Canteen Project is a way to facilitate donations- 100% of which go to incarcerated individuals to help in purchasing goods at the canteen/commissary. Buying goods at the commissary is essential for obtaining additional basic necessities . This includes hygiene supplies, food items such as rice, beans and pouch foods to avoid eating food from the kitchen (where the virus has been suspected to further spread from).
Right now, canteen support is very important for the many people inside prisons. Most people working inside make anywhere from $.08 cents an hour to $.32 cents an hour. This does not give them enough money to purchase extra food or hygiene. Any money donated helps supplement what they are given. Some families are going through an economic crisis due to COVID-19. This has put a strain on them trying to support their loved ones inside. The support we can give helps them purchase extra food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products.