During this time of historic need, we are honored to serve as fiscal sponsor for this worthy new initiative that sprang into being through the efforts of a tireless group of volunteers and the vision of Maggie Baird, actress, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. Support and Feed synergizes volunteers, partnerships, funding, and additional resources to help plant-based restaurants prepare nourishing meals for people disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
Operating in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, volunteers are effectively reaching vulnerable, distressed, marginalized and/or BIPOC communities through partnerships with vetted organizations such as homeless and women’s shelters, family and children’s programs, food banks, senior centers, LGBTQ programs, and community centers. While supporting the small business community and all who contribute to it, from the farmers to the restaurant staff, Support and Feed puts nutritious, plant-based meals on the table for individuals and communities struggling with food injustice and nutrition deserts.
The team is on-track to facilitate delivery of 45,000 meals with donations received so far, and is increasingly committed to raising awareness and educating the public about the importance of a plant-based diet to attack the climate crisis & support the health of people and the planet. It is a privilege to be a part of helping launch this inspiring program, and through it, to greatly expand our ability to be of service during one of the most consequential challenges facing the world today.