Curated Picks

Shut Down Chef Perseveres Just To Feed Kids In Need

Gives up her dream to serve meals to the most vulnerable food insecure in our communities.

Things were going exceptionally well at the restaurant; she had even expanded to add more seating. She'd be adding more customers and staff to cook and serve them. Millie was living her dream. Then the pandemic hit and at the same time, gas leaks were discovered. She was shocked by this news and what followed meant disaster, the restaurant's Utilities had to be cut off. She went from running a popular restaurant, Millie Peartree Fish Fry & Soul Food, to scrambling to see what comes next.

She started to do private catering and booked several events until COVID-19 slowed things down. Thankfully, she was asked to help Laura Brown, the editor-in-chief of InStyle magazine, who wanted to donate meals on behalf of her company. "In a matter of months, Millie Peartree Catering had fed nearly 6,000 essential workers, including hospital staff, USPS workers, MTA employees and bodega workers, as well as protesters."

Millie then got this wonderful idea about helping children in need. She knew that the pandemic was forcing a lot of critically important soup kitchens and food pantries to close - jeopardizing the meals for thousands of children. So, Millie started Full Heart Full Bellies to provide prepared meals for children in grades K through 12 in the poorest neighborhoods she knew, the Bronx.

In the Bronx, 31 percent of all children live in food insecure homes; that is, one in four – do not always know where their next meal is coming from. In light of these numbers, Food Bank For New York City called for enactment of the New York City Council's proposal that free school lunch be provided to all children in the City's public schools, noting that it would help end the stigma surrounding free school lunch. With most summer programs canceled due to COVID-19, we want to assure that children have at least one hot meal 3 times a week to fill their bellies and help fill the growing meal gap that exists for struggling families.

It is an ongoing fight and we are thankful that Millie Peartree has taken it on.

NYT Cooking Profiles Millie Peartree

For more stories about Feeding the Hungry and Caring For the Homeless, try these:

For more about Millie Peartree and Full Heart Full Bellies, Click Here!

To Visit the Full Heart Full Belies GoFundMe page, Click Here.


Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! - It's a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #foodinsecure #hunger #feedingkids #OGTV

Visit us at: https://www.onlygood.tv/

Like us on the OnlyGood TV - Hooplaha Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hooplaha/

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlygood.tv/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlygoodtv

Making the Best French Toast Ever with Chef Peter!

This 10-year old chef can make you a superstar in the kitchen!

Cook with Peter on OnlyGood TV features simple recipes kids love to eat and make! In this video, Chef Peter and his assistant Karina revisit one of Peter's favorite breakfast treats - French Toast! It's tasty and so easy!

Watch Peter whip up this dish in minutes with just fresh bread, eggs, milk and a frying pan...and the choice of toppings (butter, syrup ,jam, fruit...) are up to you!

Keep reading... Show less

Friendship is Forever - Kindness Rocks Keep Buddy’s Memory Alive

"Wait up, mate!" William would call out to his best friend Joey as they tore through the halls Tyngsboro Elementary School in Massachusetts. Inseparable best friends since the first day they met in kindergarten, the boys bonded over a love of superheroes -- especially Spiderman.

Though he lived every day like a superhero, Joey was born with a cardiac condition known as cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for your heart to pump blood to the rest of your body. This condition caused him to have an enlarged heart that led to a lifetime of medical struggles. Joey died from this disease at age 6.

Keep reading... Show less

Bald & Beautiful: Students Support Coach & Pediatric Cancer

A former high school coach, who is battling cancer, finds the strength to help children fight their own cancer battles.

Steve Brueski, a former Norwalk, CT High School football and baseball coach was diagnosed with Colorectal cancer last year, at the age of 45. While Steve continues to undergo his treatments, he never misses a practice or game for the high school teams.

Keep reading... Show less

The Pool Explained - Simplified with Josh McBride

This summer is unlike anyone we've ever seen. So, how are we supposed to deal with mask-wearing in this kind of heat and humidity? What can we do to make this unique and crazy summer the best one ever? OnlyGood TV is launching a new series called Simplified that both entertains and demystifies what is going on in the world to help you be ready to handle the new normal. It will also help you with the everyday stuff, so no stress!

Simplified is hosted by nationally recognized television host and producer, Josh McBride. Have you been missing those refreshing dips in a pool this summer? Josh too. In this episode, he shares some safety tips for you and your family, especially the young ones, while in and around public or private places for enjoying a cool break from the heat. He also reminds us that he is open to a pool invite at anytime!

Keep reading... Show less

Young Girl Starts Charity to Help Kids By Coloring Outside the Lines

We'd like to introduce you to the cutest business girl, ever. Entrepreneur, designer and artist Bethany Sawyer started The Giving Goose when she was just 5 years old.

The Giving Goose is a clothing line whose products feature Bethany's artwork and allows children to color in and decorate their shirts. In recovery from atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), Bethany wanted to do something for other kids with cancer.10% of all proceeds go to benefiting charities fulfilling Bethany's goal to showcase children's drawings while helping others.

Keep reading... Show less

Grandparents Gone Wired!

OnlyGood TV and DoSomething.org got the chance to talk to some grandparents about their relationships with modern technology. From the looks of it, they're pretty savvy!

They track their finances, keep tabs on world events, and even use Instagram. They've got their grandchildren to thank for that.

Keep reading... Show less

Mexican Immigrant Goes From The Hood To Harvard, And Beyond!

Cesar Cruz is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership. In addition to being a teacher for 19 years, this husband, father, and activist co-founded Oakland, California's Homies Empowerment Program to stop gang violence.

Cesar's dream is to utilize his time at Harvard University to find funding and support to one day launch an after-school center for Oakland youth in areas of high gang violence. Cesar just completed his first year at Harvard. He was recently hired as the new Assistant Dean for Harvard University's Secondary Schools Program.

Keep reading... Show less

TallOrder Socks Honors 9/11 Dad by Giving Back, with Style

** On our National Day of Service and Remembrance, OnlyGood.tv recalls one of the many stories of healing and recovery that gives us hope for the future. **

Just two weeks into starting his job at Car Futures on the 92nd floor in the World Trade tower, Andrew Friedman was killed in the 9/11 attacks. He left behind his wife, Lisa, who was just 39 years old and already a cancer survivor, and his 11 year old twin boys, Dan and Mike.

Keep reading... Show less
Watch and Subscribe
It's a Positivity Movement
OnlyGood TV on YouTube

* OGTV Top Stories *

mailbox

Get your Only Good TV Newsletter