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Grantee - Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated - FY21-22

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.

Grantee - TRI-VALLEY HAVEN - FY21-22

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.

Grantee - Robot Garden - FY20-21

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.

Grantee - Eden Garden - FY20-21

Eden Garden provides fresh, organic food for those in need and gives people a hands on opportunity to learn about growing their own food. Engaged 25 Eden Garden, Crosswinds Church, and community members in the first one-week Stop Food Waste Challenge. Plan to hold culminating event with how-to tip stations at harvest celebration. Funds will be used to improve garden infrastructure and grow more food.

Grantee - Arsola's Distribution Center and Community Services/Oakland - FY19-20

Grantee will purchase reusable totes or bins, a freezer (and installation), hot/cold boxes and reusable coolers to increase the number of homebound people that receive donated by 50 for a total of 200 served, increase the number of unsheltered persons provided with food by 50 persons for a total of 250 persons, and increase recovery of prepared and perishable foods.

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