Wow! Thanks to the incredible support of over 300 individuals, we have surpassed our goal of raising $55,000. Since we have exceeded our goal, we will be able to provide even more Emergency Food Packages than we originally had planned.
We are excited to announce a new stretch goal of $75,625 that will allow us to provide an additional 375 Emergency Food Packages, that’s over 5500 additional meals! This new goal has been created because we are acutely aware of the huge need for this program across our region. We are getting more requests for food packages than we can keep up with, so we need to make more food packages. The Hub on the Hill has the capacity to ramp up to about 150 Emergency Food Package each week over the next few weeks, so we are all excited to work hard to get as much healthy, local, fresh food as possible to people who need it in our communities.
On Thursday, April 9th, the first official 100 Emergency Food Packages were delivered after the small scale pilot of 12 that we conducted the previous week. The boxes included:
- Organic Eggs – Latemore’s Pine Ridge Farm, Chazy, NY
- Granola – prepared at the Hub on the Hill
- Bread – purchased from Saranac Sourdough and/or prepared at The Hub on the Hill
- Maple Flavored Yogurt – purchased from North Country Creamery in Keeseville, NY
- Apples–donated by Northern Orchard in Peru, NY
- Greens–purchased from Fledging Crow Vegetables in Keeseville
- Crackers and Peanut Butter – prepared by The Hub on the Hill with ingredients from regional distributors
- Soup – Curry, squash, & apple (Ingredients from Juniper Hill, Forrence Orchards, Essex Farm, and Harvest Hill Farm.)
- Lunch Pan – rice, onions, beans, green peppers, lemon juice, spices. (Ingredients from Hillcrest Foods, Essex Farm, Juniper Hill, and Small Town Cultures.)
- Dinner Pan – Shepherd’s Pie: ground beef, onion, corn, scapes, potatoes, milk, butter, garlic. (Ingredients from Full and By Farm, Essex Farm, Juniper Hill Farm, Cabot Creamery, Harvest Hill Farm.)
We have partnered with the Adirondack Community Action Program, Essex County (ACAP), the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity, Clinton & Franklin Counties (JCEO), and Community Connections, Franklin County, for referrals to this program. If you or someone you know needs food assistance, please reach out to one of these agencies–their contact information is on our website.
If you would like to contribute to this project, please visit our fundraising page here.