Responding to a crisis such as the pandemic we’re living through is part of Kitchen Angels’ DNA. We were born out of a crisis – the AIDS epidemic. Nevertheless, this is something none of us was prepared for.
And yet, the kindness and adaptability of our volunteers, staff and Board have been nothing short of extraordinary. Each day seems to bring a new challenge for us to figure out, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.
We cancelled our signature fundraising event, Angels Dine Out, and are asking our community to support the restaurants that have always supported us by ordering take-out on April 23. We also canceled Table 2-3-1 and closed our resale store, KITCHENALITY, for the time being.
Stephen Colbert said in a recent podcast, “This is one great nation, united by our belief in, and our need for, each other and reinforced by my belief that the American people, like all people, are essentially good and always want to know how to do the right thing.” The Kitchen Angels family certainly exemplifies that sentiment.
We will be different when this is over. The poet and artist Holly L. Thomas writes, “as we focus on finding solutions, what will ultimately matter – the real life skills – will come from how we work them out together.”
Your financial support for Kitchen Angels is now more important than ever. Please continue to be there for us so that we can continue to be there for our clients. Together, we’re stronger than any pandemic.