New Canaan-based nonprofit hits 100K milestone for delivered meals during pandemic
Canaan-based nonprofit served freshly prepared meals to 100,000 people in need
during the pandemic, just recently hitting the major milestone.
Grace Farms Foundation
, an 80-acre property, is still closed to the public, but
it didn’t stop them from making a difference.
relief…has been something that's become a major issue over the past year since
COVID hit," said Elizabeth Rapuano, the farm's director of communications.
response, their busy kitchen got to work to cook up farm-to-table meals for 10
nonprofits in Fairfield County. All of the meals were made from scratch.
the recipient groups was Staying Put in New Canaan
, which helps older adults
live independently and actively engaged in the community. The group helped deliver
soup to seniors once a week.
was so much more than just soup. It was an outpouring of love and letting
people know they were remembered and cherished,” said Nicola Holzberger, director
of member services.
an effort that hits close to home for Neena Perez, Grace Farms’ director of
culinary operations. She says she and her husband were homeless for about a
year following the economic recession of 2008.
feed people now that fed me – it’s just a blessing," she said.