Hudson Valley Magazine recently interviewed Krista Jones, the Executive Director of Sparrow’s Nest, for an article that was published September 27th, 2017. Sheila Kimball featured two local women who are helping to feed their communities.

“We’re supplying a simple meal, but for a cancer patient or caregiver this is huge,” says [Executive Director, Krista] Jones. “It’s a meal they don’t have to worry about cooking or spending money on. And it gives them precious time saved in the kitchen to spend with their family.”

The Sparrow’s Nest slogan speaks its mission: “Because every nest should be protected.”

The story also shed light on the terrific work of Tracie Killar, founder and director of the South End Children’s Cafe in Albany.

At the end of the day, when the dishes are done, Jones and Killar find great meaning in their endeavors.

“I’m very fulfilled,” says Killar. “It’s where I’m supposed to be.”

“For me,” Jones says with tears in her eyes, “it’s gut-wrenching at times, but it gives such a sense of purpose. When the food is delivered and you see the look of relief on their faces, it’s so worth it.”

You can read the entire article here.

PHOTO by MICHAEL POLITO