You may know Craig Newmark, or you may know craigslist, the immensely popular classified advertising website he created. But you may not know that Craig has devoted a good portion of his time and energy to helping others through philanthropy. Initially, Craig focused on protecting journalists, women in technology, and helping our Veterans. Craig recently significantly expanded his charitable work to include food insecurity.
As Craig bluntly puts it, “I notice more and more people are going hungry in America and that pisses me off. We have more than enough food for everyone”.
We totally agree.
Craig, like God’s Love, decided to do something concrete about this humanitarian crisis in our country, in our own neighborhoods. He has donated millions of dollars to top hunger fighting and nutrition organizations across the United States and has encouraged them to share their unique expertise in different aspects of food insecurity under the umbrella called craigstable.
Craig’s generosity is already having an impact on God’s Love and the people we serve. Using $70,000 from his recent gifts, Craig made a very visible contribution to our delivery efforts allowing us to purchase the new craigstable delivery van. This brand-new refrigerated van will help us travel over 223,000 miles traversing New York City’s five boroughs to bring medically tailored meals to our vulnerable clients. The craigstable van will make 60 stops per day to bring urgently needed nutrition and a human connection to those too ill to shop or cook for themselves.