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
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.
Interfaith Sharing Inc. is an all volunteer food pantry serving working families, immigrants, seniors and the unhoused. Interfaith Sharing will build on its existing food rescue program capacity by 12,000 pounds of food through 2021. Funding will be used to purchase a refrigerator/freezer in order to rescue and store more food to feed people in the unincorporated areas of Livermore.
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.
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 will a combo commercial refrigerator/freezer to recover surplus food to feed people experiencing food insecurity. It is estimated that the Grantee will recover approximately 230,000 lbs. of edible food between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
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.
St. Barts will purchase stackable reusable containers and a cart/strap to hold boxes. Containers that are stackable will reduce the amount of storage space in the pantry and increase the space for more food items to be donated. Temperature controlled food storage/transport equipment will also help with perishable items donated from locations and during food distribution at the pantry.