Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley provides two meals, once a week, to the families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. Caregivers are defined as legal guardians of children, under the age of 18, who are currently living in the caregiver’s home. Caregivers diagnosed with any cancer that requires chemo, radiation or surgery qualify. All recipients must live within a 20 mile radius of the charity’s health department-approved kitchen in Hopewell Junction.
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 helping over 200 families. We have fed over 1,000 people since Sparrow’s Nests inception and with your support, and the help of our local business community, we have not turned away a single family fitting our mission statement.
In 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. Our goal in 2016 is to continue expanding our reach and help even more families
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.
Executive Director Sparrow’s Nest
Board of Directors
Krista Jones, Executive Director and Founder
Jen Arco, President
Tom Kraft, Vice-President
Michelle Bastian-Taylor, Secretary
Phil Bronzi – Treasurer