The pandemic has hit immigrants very hard. Those with no safety net have lost work or, to feed their families, are forced to go to work, risking contracting and spreading the virus. In April 2020, we began a food relief program to support about 200 families each week. Many of our immigrant volunteers are unemployed but committed to helping their community.
For a period, a local food pantry provided a significant quantity of food. When their source reduced their supply to pre-Covid levels, we had to limit our support to helping 200 families per month. The need remains enormous, therefore we greatly need financial contributions to help these families. Any size gift helps! (Proyecto Faro is a New York not-for-profit corporation that has applied for a determination of its 501(c)(3) status. If and when 501(c)(3) status is approved, all charitable contributions made will be retroactively tax deductible. We thank you for your support.)
Checks can be made out to Proyecto Faro with “Food Program” in the memo and can be mailed to:
17 Cricketown Road
Stony Point, NY 10980
We also need volunteers to solicit food donations from markets & do food drives in their networks. Please be in touch if you can help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, we can transform Rockland into a community where all residents are safe and have their needs met.