Humanitarian

Fighting Hunger

shfblogoThe Second Harvest Food Bank

About: Based in Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Currently providing food to more than one-quarter of a million people every month, Second Harvest is a trusted community-based organization that was founded in 1974. Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive. The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than any other food bank in the country, through a network of over 320 nonprofit partners at more than 850 sites. Second Harvest is pursuing innovative efforts to increase access to food resources, as it seeks to feed an additional 100,000 hungry people each month. To reach more people, it advocates for anti-hunger policies and connects those in need to federal nutrition programs and other food resources.

Who They Serve: During the fiscal year, they served more than one-quarter of a million people per month. The majority of people they serve are seniors and low-income families with children.

Ways to Help: Donate Food, Donate Funds, Volunteer, Food & Fund Drives, Advocate, Sponsorships, Social Media

Financials: 

  • 96 % of operating expenses go to food distributions and programs
  • 2% to fundraising
  • 2% go to management
  • 60% of Operating Revenue comes straight from individuals like you and me.
  • More financial information can be found HERE

The Second Harvest Food Bank was our December 2016 Monthly Mission, read about our experience HERE.


Victims of Sexual Violence

The Grateful Garment Project

About: The Grateful Garment Project’s (TGGP) mission is to ensure that every victim of a sexual crime who crosses the threshold of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) facility or who seeks medical attention and/or law enforcement involvement is provided with whatever new clothing, toiletries, snacks, and other miscellaneous items that he or she may require. We have further expanded our mission and vision to encompass all victims of sexual violence. This includes, but is not limited to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and victims of Human Sexual Trafficking (HST).

Their scope is wide but their purpose is narrow: The Vision of TGGP is that no victim of sexual violence in our communities should ever experience further suffering due to a lack of clothing to wear home after he or she receives services from a Sexual Violence Service Provider.

Who They Serve: Victims of sexual violence in California

Ways to Help: Monetary donations or become a volunteer HERE

Financial Info: Financial information can be found HERE