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100,000 meals for hungry Silicon Valley families

by Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Vetted since 2013
100,000 meals for hungry Silicon Valley families

Summary

Did you get enough to eat? We've all heard those words. The truth is many of us aren't getting enough nutritious food to eat right here in Silicon Valley, despite the increasing wealth and low unemployment. It's easy to understand why. The cost of housing has skyrocketed with the booming economy, while wages have remained relatively flat for many of us. Second Harvest Food Bank is serving more of us than ever before - 260,000 kids, families and seniors every month.

$50,000
total goal
$30,174
remaining
177
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years

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 at no cost to a network of more than 309 community partners operating at 985 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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.shfb.org
Second Harvest Food Bank website
The Need is Great in Silicon Valley

Organization Information

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @2ndharvest
Project Leader:
Donna Peace
San Jose, CA United States
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through the 2018 Year-End Campaign. Terms and conditions apply.

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