Each day, thousands of Bay Area families are stretched beyond their financial limits. Often they are forced to choose between buying groceries, paying the rent or buying medicine. Many households that receive weekly groceries through the Food Bank include at least one working adult. Hunger frequently strikes the most vulnerable people in our communities. Here’s how you can help this holiday season.
Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, is scrambling to collect enough turkeys to feed hungry families this Thanksgiving.
A holiday food drive with a lofty fundraising goal got under way in the South Bay Thursday morning. This year’s goal is to raise $12.4 million and distribute 2 million pounds of food, organizers said.
The San Francisco Food bank was denied federal funding for the second year in a row. As a result the bank’s executive director is now seeking donations and requesting a review of the federal funding formula.
The dining room will be closing to make way for a new, bigger facility that is expected to be completed in two years.
A soup kitchen that shares a fence line with one of the most affluent communities in the Bay Area has been feeding 600 people daily since 1974.
It was a milestone that almost didn’t happen, but thanks to an angel investor, the 20th annual Thanksgiving dinner in Oakland was able to serve thousands of hungry community members.
For the first time in history, the Solano Animal Care shelter in Fairfield is collecting pet food donations to help pet owners feed their hungry dogs and cats.
A record number of Americans can’t afford to put enough food on the table to feed their families. And a surprising number of them are suburban, middle class, and employed. It’s what’s known as the “new hungry,” and it’s become a disturbing trend in the Bay Area.