Wai, Lead Culinary Instructor
New York City

Hear what Wadi, a Lead Culinary Instructor from a nonprofit partner, has to say about the campaign: “It’s been over a month since we’ve shifted into this emergency preparedness mode at Hot Bread Kitchen. We’ve been helping our members get through overwhelming hardships like job loss, unemployment applications, childcare, navigating remote learning for their kids, mental health, and food security. The money that Stand Together has raised and distributed through #GiveTogetherNow has come at such a strategic time for our members. They are so grateful for the support and the ease at which the funds were dispensed. The stipends allowed them to focus on what matters most — their families, their health, and their futures.”