100,000 meals for hungry Silicon Valley families

by Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
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Summary

Second Harvest connects more than 250,000 hungry children, families, and seniors in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties to nutritious food in the neighborhoods where they live, learn, work, and play each month. For every dollar donated, we can provide 2 nutritious meals to the community. Together, we feed 1 in 10 of our neighbors.
$50,000.00
total goal
$31,334.00
remaining
153
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Here's the crux: During the Great Recession, it was easy to see that hunger was at unprecedented levels in Silicon Valley. Nearly everyone knew someone who had lost their job or had been hurt by the economic downturn in some way. Now that the local economy is thriving, many people think the hunger problem has been solved. That couldn't be further from the truth. Over the past few years, economic growth ironically led to Second Harvest Food Bank serving more, not fewer, clients.

Solution

At Second Harvest, we're focused on what matters - ensuring that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one. We do this by connecting hungry children, families, seniors, and students to nutritious food in the neighborhoods where they live, learn, work and play. With the support of our donors, partner agencies, and volunteers, we provide food efficiently through a network of more than 320 partner non-profit agencies operating at 850 different food distribution sites across our two counties.

Long-Term Impact

Our mission is to lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one. Nothing else matters when you're hungry.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.shfb.org
Second Harvest Food Bank's website

Organization Information

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.shfb.org
Project Leader:
Donna Peace
San Jose, CA United States

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