project leader
Jason F
location
89 Porter Avenue
(Central Brooklyn)
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the project

In late March, our brother, Alan Finder ’69, lost his battle with Covid-19.

Alan was a beloved member of our community, a great friend to many, and a beacon of integrity in both his personal and professional lives.

In memoriam, we’re working to raise funds for Good Food Works, a program of The Doe Fund created and managed by his son.

For more than 30 years, The Doe Fund has helped break the devastating cycles of unemployment, homelessness, and incarceration. Through their Ready, Willing & Able transitional work program, affordable housing, and social enterprises, they’ve offered a pathway out of poverty to tens of thousands of homeless and formerly incarcerated men. 

Food has been central to the success of their work, from the nearly one million meals they serve each year to the men living in their transitional residences to the many trainees who enter careers in professional kitchens through their culinary arts job training programs.

The Doe Fund established Good Food Works to build on this foundation and create innovative new programs that provide both employment opportunities and access to wholesome food, including programming in urban agriculture, food distribution, and food manufacturing.

For their latest project, Good Food Works is producing healthy packaged meals, eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits (“food stamps”), and selling them at affordable prices at a network of locations in Central Brooklyn. In collaboration with local emergency food partners, they are also now distributing meals for free in response to the Covid-19 hunger crisis.

Job training and employment opportunities are integrated into all aspects of the operation, from food preparation to customer service to business management, helping staff and trainees secure critical income while developing new skills to enhance their careers.

In honor of Alan, please help us support Good Food Work's efforts to provide good work and good food to those in need.

the steps

Funds raised will go directly to The Doe Fund in support of their Good Food Works program.

why we're doing it

We believe this kind of memorial is just what Alan would have wanted. He lived his life for others, deeply valued family, and paid close attention to the needs of society's most vulnerable. As such, we are pleased to help his son's program offer a hand up to those suffering most the economic consequences of this challenging moment.

budget

$7,500: 750 Healthy Grab & Go Meals 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $7,343
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$158
TOTAL TO RAISE = $7,500
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  

 

 

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donors

  • Phil Altus
  • Anonymous
  • Paul Bloomberg
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Elaine Dutka
  • Anonymous
  • Alan Goldstein
  • Anonymous
  • Lou Morris
  • Paul Roth
  • Mark and Enid Ablowitz
  • GERALD SLOAT
  • Jeff L
  • Steve Skalet
  • Alan W.
  • Matt Jacobs
  • Jonathan B.
  • Glenn Y and Barbara B
  • Anonymous
  • Steven Scharf
  • Bill Goldstein
  • Martha, Gary and Max
  • Teddy Seidenfeld
  • Steven Seeche
  • Charles C.
  • David M.
  • Judith and Richard Meltzer