To Our FEAST Family, 

In order to best fulfill FEAST’s mission to promote health and wellness during the current health climate brought about by COVID-19, we are temporarily pausing all in-person programming and activities effective, Monday, March 16th.

FEAST’s wellness programming has always been based on the understanding that preventive health measures and positive lifestyle habits are the best actions we can take to avoid the risk of disease. This understanding holds true now more than ever. 

If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the protective measures urged by the CDC.

If you are in Los Angeles and need access to food, please visit these resources:

  1. Food Finders Map to find a food pantry near you
  2. World Harvest Food Bank
  3. St. Joseph Center Food Resource Center: 310-396-6468 ext. 313
  4. Christian Food Center Food Bank

Here’s a comprehensive list of all services available in Los Angeles.

Here is a list of food services available across NYC neighborhoods.

HOW COVID-19 IS AFFECTING FEAST PROGRAMS

Although we may not be able to convene in person during this period, we know that maintaining our human connections is essential to good health and healing. FEAST families currently enrolled in our programs will be receiving one-on-one support in the form of individual wellness check-ins from our teaching team. They will also continue to get food scholarships during this temporary pause, enabling them to continue experimenting with health-supportive recipes at home. Additionally, we will be sharing more wellness resources and opportunities to engage together remotely with our entire network of participants, graduates, and supporters.

HOW THIS COVID-19 IS AFFECTING OUR TEAM

Our team of full-time and part-time employees are working remotely to address the changing needs of our communities and will continue to receive compensation for their roles, even while in-person classes are on pause. 

By taking proactive and protective measures, and by providing ongoing, responsive Support, Together, we are confident that FEAST will continue to increase health and wellness across our service areas. 

Wishing you good health and abundant calm,

Dana Rizer

Executive Director, FEAST

Through Food, Education, Access and Support,

Together We Can Create A More Nourishing Life.