Our Interdisciplinary Model Continues to Serve Those in Need During COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Grace Farms Foundation has remained agile and inventive in our efforts to support our not-for-profit partners and our community, both locally and globally.
Grace Farms Foundation is making an immediate impact in our community and beyond.
“The COVID-19 crisis has made clear that pressing humanitarian issues can be solved when the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors collaborate locally and globally. At this pivotal moment, we coalesced networks and leaders ranging from local businesswomen to kindred innovative foundations, global corporations and our local government to earnestly identify, source and deliver legitimate PPE supplies in real time, and alleviate food insecurity in Fairfield County, CT”
As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, we are each faced with a choice of how to respond individually and collectively each step of the way. We have seen the best in humanity through the creation of the Grace Farms Alliance Against COVID-19. Local, national, and international partners have been rising in short order to help fill a critical gap and provide immediate PPE relief for our selfless doctors, nurses, health care workers and first responders and those who are increasingly at risk from this pernicious virus.
It is clear that pressing humanitarian issues can be solved when the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors collaborate locally and globally – this is what we do best at Grace Farms. After we temporarily closed Grace Farms on March 9th, we immediately turned to continuing our work to advance good; using our place, ongoing interdisciplinary partnerships, and perseverance.
First, alongside our Foundation’s ongoing work, our team made a plan to safely prepare and provide healthy meals to our most vulnerable neighbors and community, particular children, families, and the elderly, working alongside our Not-for-Profit partners to distribute them to vulnerable communities across Fairfield County.
We then began to coalesce networks and leaders ranging from local businesswomen to kindred innovative foundations, global corporations and our local government to earnestly identify, source and secure legitimate PPE supplies in real time.
Our alliance and community’s interconnected operations have made all the difference. I am completely in awe of how the New Canaan Emergency Management and Fire Department are not only responding to COVID-19 calls locally, but have also been volunteering to deliver PPE within hours of its receipt throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties.
It has been enormously heartening to work alongside our committed Grace Farms team of nearly 100, as they jump into action connecting with our community and partner organizations to distinctly serve with grace.
We know our neighbors better, which is a beautiful thing, and will continue seeking grace and peace in our world together.