“Local Hunger Fighters” is a series that spotlights our awesome volunteers, community partners and donors who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. This month, our Director of Services Anna Dyer nominated Dr. Michelle Hauser, a primary care physician, prevention researcher, medical educator and classically-trained chef who is [...]
On November 15, 2017, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation sponsored “On the Table Silicon Valley,” a one-day event bringing thousands of local people throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to eat and talk about our region's housing challenges and possible solutions. According to SVCF, more than 700 hosts led conversations with over 6,000 participants. [...]
When many of us think of hunger, we tend to think of starving children with protruding stomachs living in third-world countries. In the U.S., the images of hunger that come to mind are often homeless adults standing on street corners with cardboard signs. The reality is quite different. The hungriest people in our community may not be sickly thin, but actually tipping the scales. Hunger, obesity and malnutrition are intricately connected in the United States.
Share Your Lunch this summer by donating, lending your voice, or running a food & fund drive to raise the resources needed to help kids thrive even now that school and school meals are out. By running a drive you can easily multiply your impact by getting your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors involved. If a $10 donation can provide 20 meals for hungry children, imagine what your whole group can achieve!