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

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

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“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.

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.

  • 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.

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

  1. 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
    716-751-0165

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