An important message from founder Krista Jones:
Hello amazing Sparrow supporters,
I sent a video out on Facebook yesterday in regards to updates on our end in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As information continues coming in here are a few things you need to know:
1. We are still taking on new patients. We will be sending out a gift card to new patients to help alleviate the cost of food for their family for the next two weeks.
2. If in two weeks we still do not feel comfortable opening up the kitchen (the reason would be the health status of the vast amount of volunteers we need to cook and deliver the food), we will be reaching out to the local restaurants who have supported us over the years and who will be following all health department guidelines. We will be paying these Sparrow supporters to cook and deliver meals to our 90 families in the hopes we can help restaurant owners as they have often help us. Our local business owners will be hit hard and if they are in operations during this trying time, we will be using them because we believe in helping those who have helped us. We will not forget their generosity. We hope you do not either.
3. 80’s night tomorrow night is cancelled as you already know. We are sorry to those of you who have reached out and are angry with that decision. Please note, we are all trying to make decisions to keep the public safe during this time. In exchange for your 80’s ticket…. you will receive two tickets to our Rock the Nest festival in September plus you will be entered in a raffle for the chance to win 2 tickets to the Journey/Pretenders concert at Bethel Woods this September. That drawing will be in the next two weeks. We are as bummed as you are. Since we have incurred expenses for an event we can no longer have, we are grateful to those of you who are accepting our music festival tickets in exchange.
4. Our offices are closed to the public for the unforeseeable future. We, however, are working and will be able to answer phone calls and emails.
We need to come together as a community with kindness and support. Our patients will be some of the most affected by this outbreak and we will do everything in our power to continue providing homemade meals.