As an alternative to our annual FoodFest fundraiser this year, we have launched the Campaign for Hope with a goal of raising $500,000 by the end of July. These funds will support our neighbors struggling with homelessness during this critical time.
We decided to cancel FoodFest this July because our primary responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic is protecting those we serve and our community at large. The cancellation of our signature fundraising event comes at time when there's an urgent need for corporate and individual donations. Keeping our shelter doors open and our facilities safe during this crisis has resulted in an additional $125,000 each month that must be met privately.
Through our Campaign for Hope, our community can come together (while apart) to bring hope to our most vulnerable. Now more than ever, we need to take care of one another.