Hope 4 the Heart is an all volunteer non-profit that provides weekly food deliveries to affordable housing and senior communities across Alameda County. In addition, H4tH partners with over 50 community organizations that pick up food from their warehouse hub in Hayward, to distribute to the unhoused, senior centers, after school programs, churches, shelters and food pantries.
Open Heart Kitchen is the largest hot meal program of its kind in the Tri-Valley Area. Founded in 1995 as a small, grassroots effort to address hunger in the Tri-Valley, Open Heart Kitchen serves meals at multiple locations in Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton. Funds will support the purchase of equipment for Open Heart Kitchen’s Tri-Valley Food Hub to help redistribute donated produce and surplus fresh/frozen groceries from the Alameda County Community Food Bank and other local food service providers.
Tri-Valley Haven(TVH) is a non-profit organization in Livermore creating homes safe from abuse and contributing to a more peaceful society one person, one family, one community at a time. In addition to running a food pantry, they operate multiple shelters, a thrift store, and crisis support services for individuals and families in the Tri-Valley area and Alameda County. StopWaste funding will support Tri-Valley Haven's new expanded Food Pantry which has returned to a Client Choice model, allowing clients to select their own food instead of receiving a pre-packed bag of groceries.
Robot Garden is a non-profit makerspace located in Livermore that facilitates informal STEM learning opportunities including repair through classes and outreach events. Funds will be used to recruit and train high school students to repair products with a primary emphasis on electronics repair and reuse. Students will become repair coaches at Fix it Clinics in the Tri Valley area over the course of the school year.
Tri-Valley Haven creates homes safe from abuse and contributes to a more peaceful society one person, one family, one community at a time. Funds will be used to maintain the on-site Food Pantry operations as well as expand the number of grocery rescue sites and Mobile Food Pantry efforts.
One Nation Dream Makers mission is to help veterans and others in the community to restore hope and get their lives back on track and to become positive forces in their communities. Funds will support expansion of the food recovery and distribution program, increasing the number of food donations and growing distribution beyond the current Dublin and Hayward sites.
Daily Bowl's mission is to recover surplus food that would otherwise go to waste and rapidly redistribute to local food pantries and agencies catering to our less fortunate and hungry community members. Funds will be used to glean produce and prepared food from commercial establishments, grocery stores, and eating establishments and distribute to local non-profit food pantries and places of worship.
Funds used to help increase participation in residential food scrap recycling.
Rahma Mediterranean Market in Dublin received a 2017 Business Efficiency Award for Excellence in Recycling and Composting from StopWaste.
With the passage of Proposition 67, California became the first state in the nation to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags. The passage of Proposition 67 does not change the implementation of the expanded reusable bag ordinance in Alameda County.