Donor Briefings

Donor Briefing: Affording Basic Needs During COVID-19 and Beyond (RECORDED)


Mar 26, 2021


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Joanne Goldblum, Jill Meyerhoff and Myra Smith

Groceries, rent, car payments, internet and electric bills, childcare, cleaning supplies . . . the list of basic necessities that make up a subsistence budget add up to an expense that was already out of reach for too many families and individuals prior to COVID-19. The pandemic has widened the gap to a new level.

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on the current state of basic needs in Greater New Haven, and the systemic changes needed to eliminate poverty for everyone. With an update of COVID basic needs grantmaking presented by Community Foundation SVP Christina Ciociola.

Moderated By:
Joanne Goldblum Author of Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U. S. Poverty, CEO, National Diaper Bank Network.

With Panelists:
Jill Meyerhoff, Executive Director, FISH of Greater New Haven
Myra Smith, Neighborhood Advocate, Christian Community Action