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.
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church (LMUMC) operates food programs that serve individuals and families living near the church and all over Alameda County. LMUMC operates a monthly food distribution of shelf stable and fresh produce and food is available in between upon request. Hot meals and sandwich lunches are prepared and distribute twice each week to the housed and unhoused near the church as well as through its partners.
Acts of Grace Bay Area Foundation (Grace Baptist Church) provides the Oakland community with food for those in need. Funds will support purchasing equipment to support Acts of Grace Bay Area Foundation to improve on their food rescue and distribution work in Oakland and better serve their clients in an efficient and organized manner. The funds will help purchase one double door refrigerator, reusable coolers, thermal blankets, hot/cold packs, one utility cart, cooking and food serving supplies, shelving, and two worktables.
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
Launch a closed-loop reusable foodware program at Chabot's dining center and all on campus catering in partnership with Chabot College, Encora, and Pacific Dining, utilizing an app-based tracking/collection system.
Switch to reusable foodware to serve the unhoused community members at First Pres.'s two homeless shelters. Project involves purchasing foodware, leasing dishwashers, and some kitchen remodeling necessary for washing.
Mary Barber Ministries provides nutritional, emotional, spiritual, and hygienic care to overlooked East Oakland community members. Funds will support their mobile food pantry and other food distribtion events by purchasing equipment and supporting staff and volunteer time to increase the amount of food collected and distributed, number of people served and capacity to rescue more surplus food by establishing new partnerships with retailers and restaurants.
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 Agriculture Institute of Marin (AIM) currently manages seven Certified Farmers Markets in the Bay Area (San Francisco, Alameda, and Marin Counties), a mobile market, and provides hands-on educational programs to thousands of children and adults about the connections between the environment, agriculture, and health. This third round of grant funds will be used to purchase 875 more reusable plastic totes and distribute them to eight farm participants to transport produce to farmer’s markets in Oakland, Hayward, and Newark.
The Agriculture Institute of Marin (AIM) currently manages seven Certified Farmers Markets in the Bay Area (San Francisco, Alameda, and Marin Counties), a mobile market, and provides hands-on educational programs to thousands of children and adults about the connections between the environment, agriculture, and health. Grant funds will be used to purchase 875 more reusable plastic totes and distribute them to eight new farm participants to transport produce to farmer’s markets in Oakland, Hayward, and Newark.