It’s been two weeks now since we first announced our difficult decision to reduce services to our clients. As promised, we want to fill you in on what has happened since then and where we are in terms of resolving this situation.
The Good News: Moveable Feast recently received some partial reimbursements due to us through our Ryan White Grant, which supports us in feeding people with AIDS. This was for services provided through June, 2011. In addition, we have been informally notified of our remaining July-February 2012 award.
The Bad News: As we provided service over the course of 3 months without any reimbursement, the recent partial reimbursements are only enough to sustain our current level of reduced services. We will not be able to implement full service to our clients until we’ve received full payment for services already provided and new contracts from Ryan White that will fund us to continue providing services through February 2012. We are hopeful that these requirements will be met by October 1st.
Your Response & Our Thanks: We’ve been overwhelmed by the tremendous support from our donors and volunteers since we posted our first update. So many of you have supported us financially – with over $30,000 in donations - and/or took time out of your busy schedules to come and volunteer in our kitchen or to make deliveries to our clients. You have our deepest gratitude for helping us and our clients during this challenging time. Thank you.
We will continue to keep you updated. We know that you share our hope that, very soon, this will be behind us and that our clients – who depend on us for their food – will again receive their regular deliveries.