Over $38,000 Donated to The Ellie Fund, Edesia, + OpenDoors

Nov 6, 2022 2:49:58 PM Sarah MacDougall

Thanks to the F&F community, we’ve been able to donate more than ever in the past few months…

We recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Ellie Fund, helped our ongoing partners at Edesia Nutrition purchase a much-need piece of equipment, and showed up for justice-involved individuals with OpenDoors RI. 

The Ellie Fund: $4,500 donated

Many of us at F&F have been personally impacted or know someone who has been impacted by Breast Cancer. Every year we come together and show up for those affected in as many ways as we can... 

All October menus featured pink drink mixers and pink desserts, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Ellie Fund. 

Ellie Fund is a local Massachusetts organization that provides essential support services for breast cancer patients, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery, and healing. Thanks to our members, we sent a $4,500 donation that will go towards patient therapy, transportation, prepared meals, and more.

You can learn more or send a donation to the Ellie Fund here

Edesia: $22,475 donated

Our ongoing partners at Edesia have been hard at work for the past few months, as the USAID made the largest investment in history in malnutrition. There’s now over $500M being invested in the procurement of Plumpy’Nut around the world.

As incredibly exciting as this news is, Edesia is now urgently scaling up their operation in South Kingstown, RI to meet the increasing need across the globe. 

Our Q3 donation will go directly towards their purchase of a box closer, which functions exactly as it sounds! This piece of equipment will allow the Edesia team to ship out an additional 7,000 boxes of Plumpy’Nut a day. Considering the team used to close and tap each box by hand, this critical piece of equipment will significantly increase the speed in which Edesia can ship out lifesaving foods to countries on the brink of famine. 

You can learn more or send a donation to Edesia here

 

OpenDoors: $11,806 donated

In September, we decided to dedicate $1 of every order to OpenDoors, a Rhode Island based organization that supports justice-involved individuals.

 

At F&F we proudly hire justice-involved individuals, and we came to know the organization through our COO & Head of People, Kyla, who struck a successful partnership with the team. 

OpenDoors is dedicated to reducing recidivism by helping formerly incarcerated individuals ease back into society and the economy. In addition to direct services around housing and employment, the organization contributes to policy advocacy work to reform the areas of the criminal justice system that are fundamentally unjust.

Our funds will be allocated to general maintenance of the organization’s men's houses, for which their is no other funding source. 

You can learn more or send an additional donation to OpenDoors here

Watching our quarterly donations grow alongside us is easily one of the most rewarding parts of our journey. Sending a never-ending thank you to our members who allow the F&F community to be a part of such meaningful work… ❤️




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