Winner of the 2022 Catalyst for Care Award — Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley

After helping a friend navigate her stage-4 cancer diagnosis, Krista Jones wanted to ease the burden for other families dealing with cancer. In 2012, Krista created Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley, which provides weekly deliveries of homemade meals to families facing cancer in five counties of the Hudson Valley area of New York State. The charity began in a commercial kitchen added to Krista’s home, feeding 16 people every week. Five years later, Sparrow’s Nest moved to a larger space, and now the charity feeds nearly 300 people each week.

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