About Sparrow’s Nest
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.
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.
The charity spends an average of $10,000 each week supporting Hudson Valley families facing a cancer diagnosis.
Board of Directors
Executive Director & Founder
Teddi Ann Bernich