NEVADA CITY — Local activists and homelessness advocates recently teamed up to launch a new pilot project aimed at diverting wasted food from restaurants into bowls of food for the hungry–and their online crowdfunding effort has reached its funding goal in under two days.
“We never doubted that the community would respond, but to see them step up to help so quickly and eagerly is especially gratifying and inspiring!” said Stormy May, local activist and co-founder of the Gratitude Bowls project. “Now that we’ve reached our initial goal so quickly, we’re excited to see just how many people we can rally to help during the next 30 days of the campaign.”
Gratitude Bowls is a project of Sierra Roots, a Nevada City 501(c)3 organization. They launched a 32-day crowdfunding campaign on Monday the 24th and met its goal of $650.00 the following day. The pilot program will fund 100 meals for the hungry prepared at local restaurants using excess food.
Having met the goal the Project Coordinator Stormy May said that extra funds will be used to feed more people and set up the necessary infrastructure to spread the program. Get more information at www.gratitudebowls.org. The fundraising campaign page can be found at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gratitude-bowls-project/x/6497066.