Coronavirus Food Crisis
With 40 million Americans suddenly out of work, our community is sharing the pain. The urgent need for food has mushroomed since we started this campaign on March 20th. Weekly food purchases required to stock the CAST food the pantry have exploded from $1,200 to $7,000 funding 5,000 meals for hundreds of families weekly.
Your generosity has been outstanding! We have raised over $97,000 in the first two months of the campaign to fund CAST's response to the growing food emergency, an emergency that defies stereotypes, reflecting the true diversity of Southold Town. But given the depth of the crisis we anticipate that food insecurity will continue into the foreseeable future.
Working with our partners at First Presbyterian Church in Southold and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport on food distribution, and with American Beech, CJ’s American Grill, Touch of Venice, Wayside Market, 1943 Pizza, Maroni’s, and Green Hill Kitchen contributing prepared meals, and with your support, we are hopeful that we can continue meeting the need for food at this perilous moment in time for so many North Fork Families.
Please contribute whatever you are comfortable with. Every dollar helps and it's a great way to pitch in under the extraordinary challenge we are facing as a community. Thank you.
I am Dave Kapell, a Village of Greenport resident and CAST volunteer. My family and I offered to undertake this campaign to help raise funds to stock the CAST food pantry in the face of the food emergency arising out of the coronavirus crisis. All donations go directly from here to CAST.
Food delivery video: https://youtu.be/9FKfMFpNdkY
Food pantry video: https://youtu.be/LoMaxQshSr8
Suffolk Times story
North Fork Patch story
For more on CAST:
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- Linda Whittle
- DeeDee & Jim Olstad
- Christina Larkin
- WILLIAM SWISKEY
Fundraising team: Team Greenport (5)
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