CCRK was created by Carole Clark in March of 2020, in recognition of the severe economic impact the Covid-19 shutdown had on already vulnerable communities.
Adults and children in Columbia County, NY who have been referred by county social service organizations, public school social workers and the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement.
The Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson loans its kitchen.
Chefs Jamie Parry (formerly of Swoon Kitchenbar) heads up the kitchen and volunteer cooks.
The meals are delivered by volunteer drivers and drivers from the Department of Social Services and the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement.
Funding comes from our community of supporters through fundraisers and website and direct donations. We have been awarded grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Fund and the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.
We gladly accept bulk donations of fresh meat and produce. Gardeners and farmers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange fresh food donations. Unfortunately, we don’t have the infrastructure to accept small food donations from individuals. However, we encourage you to contribute to your local food pantry.
We always need volunteers. Visit our How to Help page to see how you can get involved.