A Simple Gesture Featured in Cornerstones Newsletter



A Simple Gesture was recently mentioned in the March 2016 newsletter of Cornerstones. Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.

January 20, 2016

State Delegate Ken Plum mentioned A Simple Gesture in his January 20, 2016  e-newsletter.  Look down a ways on this link and you will see that he recommends “A Simple Gesture” to his constituents.

“A Simple Gesture” Leads to Giving on a Big Scale

This article inspired the start of A Simple Gesture — Reston.

The Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2014

A Charity Started by a Single Family Helps Distribute Free Groceries to Food Pantries

By Kristi Essick

Starting a nonprofit in retirement doesn’t always require huge amounts of time and money. Jonathan Trivers runs a charity called A Simple Gesture, which has provided 500,000 pounds of free groceries to food pantries in 35 towns in the past three years.

And all it took was a good idea, a bit of organizing and the purchase of a few thousand reusable shopping bags. Continue reading ““A Simple Gesture” Leads to Giving on a Big Scale”