We commemorate Field Goods and all they have done to give back to Westchester libraries and the communities they serve. This guest blog is from Kim Mclean at Field Goods, who has found an innovative solution to help individuals get healthy food and support their local libraries!
At one time, pre-pandemic, Field Goods delivered to about 110 libraries in 17 different library systems from Teaneck, NJ. to Syracuse, NY.(Did you know there are more public libraries in New York State than there are McDonald’s restaurants?)
I got back from Rome (Italy, not NY) on March 4 and realized something had changed when I wasn’t allowed in my office. Remember the first time you heard the words paired; social distance? When I turned on my computer, all my libraries were closed.
It’s gratifying and I’m happy to have the opportunity to stay in contact with several WLS libraries during these uncanny times . . . totally closed, somewhat closed, somewhat open . . . and sometime soon, open.
We evolved the Field Goods Gives Program to contribute $20 to WLS libraries and give the patron $20 off a Field Goods order when they use their library’s discount code at checkout. So far we’ve contributed more than $6,000 to WLS libraries and there’s no end in sight to the program.
Field Goods has been delivering to WLS libraries for years in support of local agriculture, healthy eating, and sustainable farming. These libraries are currently offering Field Goods:
North Castle Public Library, North White Plains, Bedford Hills Free Library, Bedford Free Library, Croton Free Library, Dobbs Ferry Public Library, Greenburgh Public Library, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Ossining Public Library, The Field Library, Rye Free Reading Room, Somers Library, Lewisboro Library, Tuckahoe Public Library, John C. Hart Memorial Library and Westchester Library System.
For more information, contact Kim – firstname.lastname@example.org Peas, and Thank you!