Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
OUR VISION We want to change the way we feed the poor. OUR MISSION - Provide fresh fruits and vegetables to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks in Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, and - Encourage at-risk children and families to engage in he... Read more
OUR VISION We want to change the way we feed the poor. OUR MISSION - Provide fresh fruits and vegetables to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks in Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, and - Encourage at-risk children and families to engage in healthy lifestyles including consuming fresh fruits and vegetables and to become educated in sustainable living.
Gemma’s Angels is an IRS 502(c)3 non-profit organization which envisions a world where hunger is a temporary inconvenience rather than a life sentence.
HOW WE ADDRESS IMMEDIATE NEEDS
We purchase produce from local sources when possible and collect fresh produce from local donor gardeners. We distribute the produce free of charge to soup kitchens, shelters and food banks.
We also operate an All-Kids Mobile Farmer's Market where school-age children can pick and choose their own produce to take home to supplement weekend feeding programs with an added educational component.
We operate a Truck Farm Trailer Program that’s a traveling, edible exhibit that allows youth to get a hands-on look at the source of the food that fuels their growing bodies and minds. The program will visit youth groups, camps, schools, etc. to deliver interactive and educational lessons about the benefits of nutritious produce. It's designed to engage school children in healthy eating and to teach sustainability.
We conduct Christmas parties at local homeless shelters and annually provide holiday happiness to over 150 children and adults.