Sparrows Nest (Aired On April 22nd and April 23rd, 2017)
Krista Jones returns to RadioRotary with exciting news about developments at Sparrow’s Nest, the charity that provides food to the families of persons who have cancer. Ms. Jones started the charity in 2009 when a good friend was dying of colon cancer, providing meals that Ms. Jones left at the doorstep; soon Ms. Jones learned of four other friends with cancer and began to cook for them as well. Seeing the need, she then formed Sparrow’s Nest with many volunteers helping in the mission. Today Sparrow’s Nest has moved from Ms. Jones’ kitchen to a professional kitchen and office in commercial space, feeding about 500 families—not just moms–in Dutchess and nearby counties. Drivers bring healthy food from the central kitchen in special coolers. Plans are underway to expand even farther, doubling the area covered and the number of families fed.