COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Hunger at Home COVID-19 Relief Efforts

For Hunger at Home, COVID-19 presented us with a call to action. Responding to food insecurity within the community is what we do, and this has been our moment to step up. We continue to provide food to our nonprofit partners, while expanding our program model to feed our neighbors severely affected by this crisis. In March, we enlisted a team of amazing executive chefs, foodservice, and volunteer workers to prepare and distribute 10,000+ meals per day.

Since then, we have distributed 1.8 million ready-to-eat, nutritious meals and food bags to recently laid off and furloughed workers, many from the hospitality, restaurant, and entertainment sector. Most of these individuals are minimum-to-low wage earners, with many having little or no savings. In January they were able to pay their rent and support their families. Now they wait in line for hours to receive free food.

Anyone in need is welcome at our distribution operation each Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at 1568 Berger Drive in San Jose.

As the crisis continues, we expect to see a dramatic increase in low-income and working-class neighbors in need of food. We continue to make adjustments and ramp up our efforts in preparation of a major increase in food insecurity.

Please consider making a financial contribution to our efforts today. Your support will make a major difference in our ability to help feed those in need during this ongoing crisis.

We are blessed to have tremendous community support of our COVID relief effort, including:

  • Adobe Foundation
  • Amazon
  • Applied Materials Employees Fund
  • Award Roofing,
  • Bill Fritz Construction
  • Comcast NBC Universal Foundation
  • Comerica Bank
  • Compass Collective
  • Destination: Home
  • First Church of Christ Palo Alto
  • Green Bay Construction
  • Heritage Bank
  • Joe Young
  • John and Timi Sobrato
  • KNTV Fox News
  • Le Boulanger
  • Local 19 Unite Here
  • Local 134 IATSE
  • Meriwest Credit Union
  • Micron (Matching Gift Program)
  • Mission City Community Fund
  • San Jose Conservation Corps
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • San Jose SHIP (Shelter in Place Kits)
  • Santa Clara Convention Center
  • Sereno Group: 1% for Good
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation Regional Response Fund
  • SanPre Electric
  • Smart Modular Technologies (Matching Gift Program)
  • Sobrato Family Foundation
  • Sysco Foodservice San Francisco
  • Taylor Farms
  • Team San Jose,
  • Testerossa Winery
  • The Health Trust
  • Toeniskoetter Family Foundation
  • URW Westfield Malls
  • VegiWorks, Inc.
  • Verka, USA
  • Vesta Foodservice
  • Wells Fargo
  • Western Digital

And many donations from individuals, community organizations, and family foundations.

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