Nourish Your Neighbor
Giving Tuesday of 2018 was an exciting time for us to deepen our engagement with the Red Hook Community and build upon our Giving Tuesday partnership of 2017, in which we had donated over $3,000 in food vouchers to local families in need. This year, with the help of two local ambassadors Brenna Dolan and Emma Donahue, we embarked on our Nourish Your Neighbor campaign. We kicked off November with a No Cost Farmer's Market for targeted families in need. A more nutritional and healthier campaign is being designed in collecting foodstuffs with assistance from Bard's Center for Civic Engagement, The Rotary Club, and the Red Hook Faculty Association. The collectibles will be used in stocking local pantries and the funding money raised will go toward food vouchers for food insecure families during the Holiday Season. We're excited to be part of the planning and staging for both the nutritional collectible drive component and the non-perishable market component - endeavors that can only bear fruit (sorry, I couldn't resist) through the combined efforts of many community members.
Don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to get involved in next year’s campaign!
To remember what we are growing from: Last year was the first time the AFF embarked on a Giving Tuesday campaign, partnering with Bard College's Civic Engagement Center (CEC) and the Red Hook Central Schools for a food drive. The Red Hook community donated over 5,500 non-perishable items, and the AFF granted $3,250 to the Red Hook Faculty Association (RHFA) to support local families during the holiday season.