Sparrow’s Nest (Aired on November 2 and 3, 2019)
Krista Jones returns to RadioRotary with the latest developments at Sparrow’s Nest, the charity that provides food to the families of persons who have cancer. Ms. Jones started the charity in 2009 when a good friend was dying of colon cancer, Ms. Jones recognized that cancer treatment, which can wear a person out, affects the whole family, and a night off from cooking would help renew spirits. Soon Ms. Jones learned of four other friends with cancer and began to cook for them as well. The concept worked and soon more families were found that needed help. Seeing the need, she formed Sparrow’s Nest with many volunteers helping in the mission. Today Sparrow’s Nest has moved from Ms. Jones’ kitchen to a professional kitchen and office in a commercial space, now feeding about 400 families in the region within 35 miles of the kitchen in Wappingers Falls. Drivers bring healthy food for two meals a week from the central kitchen. The food is provided free for caregivers with children 18 or under. Sponsors and donor underwrite the costs and volunteers do the work.
Sparrow’s Nest: http://sparrowsnestcharity.org/
Sparrow’s Nest Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/oursparrowsnest/
Nutrition and Cancer Treatment: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after-treatment/staying-active/nutrition.html
Minard’s Farm: https://www.minardsfamilyfarms.com/
Lola’s Café and Catering: https://www.lolascafeandcatering.com/
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