“We only have one question: Are you hungry? If the answer is yes, then we feed you.” – Matthew L. Schwartz
We are thrilled to share this inspiring ten-minute TEDxBuffalo video by Mathew L. Schwartz, MBA, LMSW, about the Food Gnomes innovative project to feed people who are hungry! The project is based in Buffalo, NY (Erie County). Matthew started Food Gnomes and was quickly joined by other committed volunteers to create a trauma-informed approach to helping people obtain food.
You can also read the 2016 UB news release about Matthew and Food Gnomes.
- Connect with them on their Facebook page.
- Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their phone number (716) 533-7284.
- Their service guide as a model for other programs is in development: gnomesguide.org and gnomesnet.org. Please check back late 2018 for current updates as this work is in progress.
Matthew graduated in May 2018 with his MSW and continues his work on the Food Gnomes project.