100,000 meals for hungry Silicon Valley families

by Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
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100,000 meals for hungry Silicon Valley families
100,000 meals for hungry Silicon Valley families
100,000 meals for hungry Silicon Valley families
Nov 30, 2020

Give What Matters


In a time of prolonged uncertainty, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley continues to provide something our clients can count on: regular access to nutritious food.

The impact of COVID-19 and subsequent economic downturn has resulted in job loss, wage loss and the depletion of savings, which has led to a significant increase in the level of food insecurity across Silicon Valley. We are now providing food to 500,000 clients on average every month, which is twice as many people as we served pre-pandemic.

The worry of financial instability is always a heavy burden to carry, but it feels especially difficult to bear during the holiday season when struggling families are doing their best to find ways to celebrate. And while the holidays will likely look and feel different for all of us this year, we believe food is something people should be able to count on to bring comfort and joy to their families, even in the midst of upheaval.

Giving food to families, multi-generational households, seniors, veterans or college students offers more than just nourishment, it provides hope, happiness and security. Lifting the burden of food insecurity means there is one less thing for our clients to worry about, and instead they can focus on finding the joy this holiday season. With your support we can continue to give what matters to our community.

 Your gift helps protect the health and wellbeing of our community. It also provides local families the opportunity to preserve and create new traditions that center around food, which is especially important when other traditions may be hard to maintain.

 Your gift will ensure that local families can enjoy a delicious, comforting meal together this holiday season and continue to get the healthy groceries they need in the year ahead.

“When I started going and I saw the food, it was true: vegetables, milk, eggs, cereal. All of that is what we normally eat, and I can take advantage of that. And I do use all of the food. It just benefited me so much, because getting those foods for free can help me pay delayed bills.” – Elizabeth (client).

Thank you for giving local families what matters—the peace of mind that comes with knowing they can get nutritious food when they need it.

“My granddaughter is the world to me, and I just want to hug her. When all of this is over, we got to make up for those hugs that we missed.” – Ernesto (senior client)

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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @2ndharvest
Project Leader:
Donna Peace
San Jose, CA United States

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