Donated towards $3021.00 Goal
October 3, 2018
UPDATE: This project has been matched by a very generous gift from a local family. Now every donation will be doubled up to the limit of this $500 matching gift! Thank you for giving now!
We need to raise a total of $3,022 immediately in order to replace our aged walk-in cooler which finally failed beyond repair last week after several attempts to fix it.
This project will help us raise the final amount needed to immediately replace our walk-in cooler.
The walk-in cooler enables us to have food on hand to cook and serve prepared more than 550,000 meals annually in our dining room to
- men in our New Life addiction recovery program,
- low-income and working poor families who come to our dining room for 3 meals a day and
- also prepare meals for distribution from our two Mobile Kitchens which serve individuals and families in need in Bridgeport and South Norwalk
It also enables us to keep donated dairy, fruits and vegetables and other items fresh so that we can offer them during our daily Food Pantry where individuals and families in need can shop for fresh produce which we offer to the community in need free of charge.
We, therefore, are now faced with an enormous unbudgeted expense for:
- a new cooler
- concrete foundation, and
- associated installation costs which total $40,000
We have had to rent a refrigerated truck at an additional cost of $1,500 per week / $6,000 per month in order to continue to provide our programs so it is critical that we replace our cooler immediately since it is impossible for us to carry these additional truck rental costs.
The community has been generous with this emergency need and we are looking to raise the final $3,000 with this crowdfunding project so we can purchase the walk-in cooler this week!
Please help us fund a new cooler immediately. Thank you!
Cost to help replace walk-in cooler: $3,022
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