About Sparrow’s Nest

Mission Statement

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 CharitySparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley provides two meals, once a week, to the families of caregivers and children diagnosed with any type of cancer. Caregivers are defined as legal guardians of children, under the age of 18, living in the home. Caregivers and/or children diagnosed with any cancer that requires chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery qualify. All recipients must live within a 20 mile radius of the charity’s health department-approved kitchen in Wappingers Falls.

A note from our Founder and Executive Director, Krista Jones:

Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley was created in 2012 with the simple idea of cooking for the families of local moms diagnosed with cancer. The dream to help these caregivers of children started with 6 families and has grown into feeding over 1200 people since the charity’s inception. In June of 2017, the charity expanded its mission to include children diagnosed with cancer.  With your support, and the help of our local business community, we have not turned away a single family fitting our mission statement.

Krista Jones, Founder of Sparrow's Nest, a 501(c)3 CharityIn 2015, your support helped us expand our mission from moms to all caregivers. Your generous financial donations not only provided much needed food to local families, but also helped us purchase a food truck to transport the hundreds of pounds of fresh food we cook each week. In 2017, your support helped us expand our mission to include children diagnosed with cancer and in 2018 our radius has expanded.

Because of your generosity, word of our mission continues to spread and the need for warm meals and big hugs continues to grow. This charity is about so much more than food. It is about community. It is about offering stress and financial relief to a family whose world has been turned upside down. It is about providing homemade dinners to families who have no time to cook and giving recipients precious time to focus on their families. It is about giving these families some normalcy, when nothing seems normal at all.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission. Without you, we could not touch the lives of so many.

Krista Jones
Executive Director Sparrow’s Nest

Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley is committed to equitable treatment and the elimination of discrimination when servicing all our recipients.  We believe in creating an enviornment that embraces all.

Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley is also committed to diversity in all staff, volunteers and board members, providing a safe, respectful workplace for all our members.

Board of Directors

Krista Jones, Executive Director and Founder
Jen Arco, President
Tom Kraft, Vice-President
Michelle Bastian-Taylor, Secretary
Phil Bronzi, Treasurer
Dave Gasparri
Chelsea Hertel
Jen Mattia
Alexis Mills
Gus Tsbouris

Sparrow’s Nest Facts

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 Charity

Sparrow’s Nest cooks and delivers two trays of homemade food each week to the families of caregivers and children with cancer who reside within a 20 mile radius of the Sparrow’s Nest Kitchen in Wappingers Falls, NY.

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 Charity

All food is prepared in our Board of Health-approved kitchen located in Wappingers Falls, NY.

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 Charity

Sparrow’s Nest continues to feed approximately 500 people each year.

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 Charity

Sparrow’s Nest assists Recipients with food and additional support throughout the year by providing back-to-school supplies, Easter baskets, holiday gifts, and more.

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 Charity

Sparrow’s Nest cooks for families with children 18 years and younger living in the household of caregivers who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery due to ANY type of cancer diagnosis.

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 Charity

Sparrow’s Nest was founded in 2012 and prides itself on being a grassroots organization which uses all donations to service local residents in the Hudson Valley.

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 Charity

Since 2014, over 500 men and women have joined Team Sparrow at one of our destination runs.

Sparrow's Nest | A 501(c)3 Charity

All monetary donations to Sparrow’s Nest are tax deductible.