If You’re Hungry, We Feed You: Food Gnomes TEDxBuffalo video – Matthew L. Schwartz

16 04 2018

Food Gnomes Matthew image

“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, UB MSW student, 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.

Video link (also on our YouTube channel in the Innovation playlist)

You can also read the 2016 UB news release about Matthew and Food Gnomes.

Matthew graduates in May 2018 with his MSW and will continue to work on the Food Gnomes project.



4 responses

22 04 2018

I called with a referral once, no response to client or myself!

23 04 2018
UB Social Work Continuing Education

Hi Terri, Very sorry to hear that you and your client had a problem with a referral to Food Gnomes. It is challenging for a volunteer, grassroots service to always work out the kinks in services. I will let Matthew know that you had a problem. Their contact info is gnomes@foodgnomes.org and phone number (716) 533-7284.

5 11 2018
Janet M Hoffman

Do you bring your service to Niagara County? I run a food pantry in Wilson, NY and am just inquiring. Thank you,
Janet Hoffman, Administrator
Wilson Community Food Pantry

5 11 2018
UB Social Work Continuing Education

Hi Janet, You would have to contact the Food Gnomes with this questions. You can reach them at gnomes@foodgnomes.org. Their phone number (716) 533-7284. Matthew Schwartz is the lead coordinator for this volunteer project.

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