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Christina Clark
“Whenever there was a catastrophe, my mother would say ‘Always look for the helpers. If you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope.’”  – Fred “Mister” Rogers.    All eight of us, plus our devoted partners at East Side House, are absolutely overwhelmed by the helpers who came through for this initiative and...
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Originally published to GoFundMe We couldn’t be happier to announce a $50,000 grant from the Rotary Club of New York to fund World Central Kitchen’s Free Farmers Market program in the Bronx and Harlem. This grant will fund the pop-up market for two months, bringing fresh produce to these hard-hit areas. A heartfelt thank you...
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Originally published on GoFundMe We want to thank you again for your donation and update you on the recent progress we’ve made on the project. Thanks to your donations, over 12,500 people have been fed and tens of thousands of pounds of farm produce have been delivered. As weekly food deliveries and distribution continue, these...
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Originally Posted to GoFundMe. We’ve passed our third goal! THANK YOU! This is so great, but the need is still greater. We’re raising our goal to $200,000.
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Originally posted to LinkedIn by Co-Founder John Botti There is a stark juxtaposition of American farmers having their vegetable crops go to waste due to supply chain disruption and economic collapse, while other Americans are on the brink of starvation due to food banks being overwhelmed and undersupplied.  Farms to Food Banks Mission Helping farmers...
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Originally Posted to LinkedIn by Co-Founder John Botti Yesterday was the day we’ve been waiting for! Teamwork in action. US Army Veteran and SOAR trucker Dave Lemon arrived safely Saturday morning with our first truckload of food for the families of the South Bronx. Dan Diaz and his East Side House team will be distributing food...
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Originally posted to GoFundMe Incredible! We reached our second goal! Let’s keep the momentum going and raise it to $150,000 for our neighbors in need in the South Bronx. Thank you all for your amazing support. Special thanks to World News Tonight with David Muir and reporter Steve Osunsami for last night’s coverage. You can...
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Originally published to GoFundMe Amazing news. Because of your efforts and generosity we have surpassed our initial goal of $50,000. Thank you! We are grateful and inspired by the outpouring of support for our efforts! We will be ordering more truckloads of food to be delivered to the East Side House community in the South...
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Originally posted to LinkedIn by Co-Founder John Botti Dear Friends, Since my last post two days ago, a lot of powerful things have happened for our project Farms to Food Banks. As I mentioned, there is a stark juxtaposition right now in America. Farmers’ vegetable crops are going to waste due to supply chain disruption and...
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Our home State of New York and the boroughs of New York City have disproportionately borne the economic, health, and social welfare brunt of COVID-19.  Many New Yorkers are very sick, out of work, have depleted their savings, and are in dire need of feeding their families. Food banks are overwhelmed, undersupplied and are forced...
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