Food for Thought Initiative named the weekend program Thea’s Table in honor of Thea, the mother of Food4TI’s founder, Lea Aschkenase. Thea was a teenager in Nazi Germany when she was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. She never forgot the feeling of hunger, and spent much of her life working to reduce food insecurity in children. Thea came to Thea’s Table to tell us about her experience, and she even volunteered for us until her death in the spring on 2019. We are grateful for her wonderful example.
- “Another child was so happy when he came back from his first weekend with food. I truly think this program is one of the most valuable I’ve ever worked with.”
- “We love the food and that we can count on it every week.”
- “We are very thankful for it. It has helped a lot. I think the program is a great idea for helping people who need the extra help. It is very helpful for families who don’t have transportation or time to get to a pantry.”