As a valued member of the Women & Children’s Free Restaurant family, I’d like to include you in our plans to help reduce spreading of COVID-19 while continuing our mission to fill nutritional gaps for low-income women, seniors, teens and children. The effects of COVID-19 have led people to WCFR for help – 2 in 5 women need food support for the first time in their lives.  Job losses, health setbacks and other disruptions to daily life are particularly difficult for our our program families.

Women & Children’s Free Restaurant is actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and is taking proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of the people we serve, our partner agencies, our volunteers and our staff.  For the safety and protection of our diner families, we replaced all in-house meal services with curbside services in March of 2020.

With your help, we will be positioned to continue distribute healthy, meals at our restaurant and at other local nonprofit organizations, such as VOA,  Transitions, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Family Promise, Catholic Charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities and many others at no cost to those agencies and their program participants.

We will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, and adapt to the growing needs of our community. You’ve honored us with your trust and support over the years, and we need your continued financial assistance now more than ever. If you can give, please do so by clicking the link below to our secure online giving site. Every dollar impacts the lives of women and children.

With gratitude,

Lisa Diffley
Executive Director