Chef Joan hopes to keep her kitchen open preparing wholesome, simple meals to low-income and homeless folks, served through Emeryville's Community Action Program (ECAP). ECAP is currently experiencing dramatic increase in need but a 75% drop in contributions from food banks, and understocked supermarkets.
You may know Chef Joan Gallagher from her decades serving at Cazadero Family Camp, or the three Bay Area Schools where has been serving 400+ meals daily for almost 9 years. And yet most subscribing families don't realize that the leftover food has been supporting families at Harrison House (a family shelter with services), and most recently supporting the underserved via Emeryville's Community Action Program, where meals are served 7 days/week to homeless and low-income folks.
The lunch program schools have closed for COVID, and with the program's closure, there have been no leftovers, but Joan is still trying to serve. We can't wait for politicians. There is hunger in our backyard and here is a way to make a dent in it.
Nourish You Ambassador (my role is pro-bono btw, along with the other admin staff)
- Caz Uke
- Caz Uke
- Laurie Leiber
- Debbie Cox
Organizer and beneficiary