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 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 feeding over 1200 people since the charity’s inception. In June of 2017, the charity expanded its mission to include children diagnoses 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. 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.

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

Terry Walters

Gus Tsbouris

Sara Winterlietner

Alexis Mills

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 with cancer who reside within a 20 mile radius of the Sparrow’s Nest Kitchen in Hopewell Junction, NY.

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

All food is prepared by a team of volunteers in our Health Department approved kitchen in Hopewell Junction, NY.

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

Sparrow’s Nest fed 80 families during the first 9 months of 2015 and anticipates feeding more than 100 families by the end of 2015.

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

In 2014, 48 men and women ran for Sparrow’s Nest in the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. In 2015, that number has increased to over 160 participants.

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

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