About Sparrow’s Nest

Our Mission

Sparrow’s Nest is a 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to cook and deliver homemade meals to families facing a cancer diagnosis in Dutchess, Putnam and parts of Orange, Ulster and Northern Westchester counties.

Founded in 2012, the charity feeds an average of 300 people each week; more than 2,000 individuals since our inception.

In order to qualify for our services, individuals must:

  • live within a 35 mile radius of our Wappingers Falls kitchen.
  • have children 18 or under living in the home and,
  • be actively receiving chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery as a result of a cancer diagnosis.

Qualified individuals are never turned away and, as word of our mission spreads, the need for our services continues to expand.

Other Programs

In addition to delivering homemade meals to our families each week, Sparrow’s Nest offers added services designed to relieve the daily burden of caring for a young family while struggling through the uncertainties of cancer. Services include our Supplemental Food Program, Camp Sparrow Program and our Aftercare Program.

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The charity spends an average of $10,000 each week supporting Hudson Valley families facing a cancer diagnosis.

Board of Directors

Krista Jones

Executive Director & Founder

Brian Scoralick


Jen Brady

Vice President

Dee Volek


Laura Scampoli

Recipient Liaison

Teddi Ann Bernich

Board Member

Dan Conniff


Laurie Greene

Board Member

Pat Leclerc

Board Member

Stephen Whalen

Board Member

We Support Diversity

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 environment that embraces all.

We are also committed to diversity in all staff, volunteers and board members, providing a safe, respectful workplace for all our members.