We’re pleased to announce that Keys residents Jon and Julie Landau have created the Landau Family COVID-19 Food Fund for the Upper Keys at CFFK to assist residents in dire need due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jon, filmmaker and producer of films including Avatar and Titanic, and his wife, Julie, have lived in the Keys since 2010. “What makes the Keys so special is the community of people that call this island chain their home,” says Jon. “The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to families of the Upper Keys who have been the most impacted by the economic consequences of the virus. Grants from the fund will be distributed to those who are suffering the most, thus providing critical help to our struggling community.”
Donations to the Landau Food Fund are tax-deductible and can be made here or by calling 305-292-1502. CFFK will allocate monies from the fund to charitable organizations providing direct assistance to Upper Keys residents.
The Landau Food Fund complements CFFK’s Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund that is already providing aid, including food and supplies, through Keys nonprofits to families, seniors, service workers, and others who are out of work and affected by COVID-19’s economic impacts. Donations to the Relief Fund can be made here.
Contributions to the Relief Funds are essential to meet the huge demand for assistance throughout the Keys. CFFK is appropriating 100 percent of funds raised and will make grants as long as donations are received.
The Landaus previously provided much-needed relief and recovery assistance to Upper Keys residents following Hurricane Irma through the Landau Family Hurricane Relief Fund at CFFK. Together with CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund, more than $1.4 million was raised and distributed for Irma recovery in the Keys.