Sparrow’s Nest is a 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to cook and deliver homemade meals to families facing a cancer diagnosis in Dutchess, Putnam and parts of Orange, Ulster and Northern Westchester counties. Founded in 2012, the charity feeds an average of 300 people each week; more than 2,000 individuals since our inception.
Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley provides two meals, once a week, to the families of caregivers and children diagnosed with any type of cancer. Caregivers are defined as legal guardians of children, under the age of 18, living in the home. Caregivers and/or children diagnosed with any cancer that requires chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery qualify. All recipients must live within a 35-mile radius of the charity’s health department-approved kitchen in Wappingers Falls.
Sparrow’s Nest Programs
In addition to delivering homemade meals to our families each week, Sparrow’s Nest offers added services designed to relieve the daily burden of caring for a young family while struggling through the uncertainties of cancer.
Our Supplemental Food Program provides extra groceries, in addition to weekly meals, to families identified as at-risk or low-income.
Our Camp Sparrow Program provides families with easy lunch meals, fresh fruits and veggies along with extra snacks during the summer months when children are home from school.
Our Aftercare Program provides for the continued delivery of homemade meals to our families for up to one year after the loss of a loved one due to their cancer diagnosis. The charity spends an average of $10,000 each week supporting Hudson Valley families facing a cancer diagnosis.