The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the vulnerable residents of our Waltham community hard: low-income seniors, immigrants, and families already struggling to make ends meet have been pushed to the brink.
Thanks to your generosity, we've increased our goal to $12,500! We don't yet know what the winter has in store for us–but there's little doubt that it will be bleak with a record surge in coronavirus cases and even more economic hardship. The additional funds we raise will help make sure we have the food we need to prevent our Waltham neighbors from going hungry – no matter how the winter unfolds.
Our partners, Main Street Gulf and an anonymous donor, have matched donation sone-to-one up to $10,000 – and we couldn't be more grateful. That's $20,000 for the struggling members of our Waltham community. Let's keep it going!
In this time of crisis, Healthy Waltham has stepped up to meet the challenge. We rolled up our sleeves and got to work – providing over 320,000 pounds to over 12,500 families through our weekly food pantries. Since COVID-19 began, we have more than QUADRUPLED the number of families we serve each month. But our mission to ensure that every family in Waltham can put food on the table is far from over. COVID-19 cases are surging and we look with trepidation to the long winter ahead.
We've recruited some of Waltham's familiar faces to cheer us on as we race towards our goal.
Come on, Waltham! Let’s Do This!