On Feb. 22nd, Andersen Dam overflowed and San Jose’s Coyote Creek flooded many neighborhood in the downtown area. This sudden event caught many off guard and forced 14,000 residents into mandatory evacuation. The areas flooded includes mobile home parks, apartments and historic victorians in in the Rock Springs Neighborhood and Williams Street Park. Shelters were set up at by the American Red Cross and the cities parks, recreation and neighborhood services department at James Lick High School, and Evergreen Valley High School. This event disputed thousands of lives and require a great deal of help from the community to assist the victims.
Hunger at Home worked with their non-profit partners The Salvation Army and Martha’s Kitchen to donate food to those impacted by this event, and have committed to assist until there is not longer need.
It’s unexpected events such as this where people often don’t know where their next meal will come from. Hunger at Home was ready to help at a moments notice. Our partners came through and many families had one thing less to worry about,” said Madison Nguyen, Executive Director of Hunger at Home.