Improve and expand SPARKL's program that delivers over 1,000 bulk meals/week in reusable foodware to seniors in partnership with Spectrum Community Services. Launch a similar program in partnership with Nutrition Solutions.
TCV Food Bank (Tri-City Volunteers) provides emergency assistance to citizens of Fremont, Union City, and Newark with a mission to reach hunger where it lives. Funding will help revitalize and expand TCV's Mobile Pantry program so that waste reduction is engrained in the client experience. The project will improve capacity for packing and protecting rescued food for the mobile pantries by purchasing cold transport storage and durable food distribution tubs to provide a greater variety of cold food and perishable foods.
The mission of Loved Twice is to clothe newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing for the first year of life. Funds will be used to collect, sort, redistribute and coord
LIFE ElderCare's mission is to empower the aging to live with independence AND interdependence by nourishing mind, body and spirit. Funding for this project will allow LIFE to replace over 100,000 single use plastic bags each year with durable reusable bags for the delivery of their Meals on Wheels food program. This is this start of a new process of equivalent efficiency plus added sustainability at their Tri-Cities sites and enables them to support other MOW programs in replicating the model.
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.
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs without discrimination. Their goal is to provide services to low-income families in need. Funds will support purchasing an electric pallet jack to help improve the handling process and the efficiency of their food distribution program. Moving the food around faster will help extend the life of the food they receive. The funds will also help purchase reusable totes and reusable pallet wraps.
Washington Hospital System's mission is to meet the health care needs of their District residents through medical services, education, and research. Funds will be used for a plate heating and holding system for meals served to patients, which keeps food hot during transport and delivery to avoid the common wasting of cold food by patients.
Irvington Presbyterian Church Outreach Ministry is committed to addressing systemic poverty by helping to eliminate food insecurity. The Outreach Ministries will build on its existing food rescue program capacity by increasing the amount of guests served by 150 a week to 175-200 within the next eight months. Funding will be used to partially fund a walk-in refrigerator in order to rescue and store more food to feed people in Irvington and surrounding areas of Fremont.
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.