Wonderfil facilitates creating a scalable and cost-effective refill vending machines for liquid and cream products which reduces the demand for plastic packaging for these items. Funds would be used to conduct outreach and place Wonderfil kiosks in the South and East areas of Alameda County. Refill kiosks would be placed in stores, apartment buildings, laundromats, and schools to dispense laundry detergents, liquid soaps, and other cleaning products into refillable containers.
Loved Twice believes every newborn baby deserves to have clothes for their first year of life—one of life’s basic necessities. Loved Twice provides clothing for newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing. Funds will be used to support Loved Twice to provide “wardrobes-in-a-box” that will keep babies clothed and warm for a year. Funds will help meet the increase in requests from social workers in Alameda County.
Community Resources for Independant Living (CRIL) is a peer-based disability resource organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible. Funds will support the expansion of CRIL's reuse and repair program by allowing CRIL to rent additional warehouses to increase capacity and cover personnel time. These services would regularly be available at CRIL Hayward and offered once a quarter at CRIL Fremont and CRIL Livermore.
Tri-Valley Haven is a vital community organization that serves adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness in the Tri-Valley area. Funds will support Tri-Valley Haven personnel time and increased vehicle and operating expenses to expand upon previous accomplishments by securing more grocery rescue providers and expanding their mobile pantry efforts. Staff will also incorporate client education into their pantry program and hold two events focused on proper waste sorting and healthy cooking.
One Nation Dream Makers' mission is to help veterans and others in the community to restore hope and get their lives back on track to become positive forces in their communities. Funds will support One Nation Dream Makers with operational and vehicle expenses to expand their food recovery efforts from local wholesale food vendors, grocery stores, and discount markets. One Nation Dream Makers aims to recover 720,000 pounds of surplus edible food.
Fertile GroundWorks' mission is to use education to empower individuals to grow food for themselves, and shares food grown on their farm with partners who serve unhoused and income-challenged neighbors to improve their food security and provide access to fresh organically grown produce. Funds will support seeds, and planting materials, and personnel time for Fertile Groundworks to survey community members through a range of existing food distribution partners, to ensure that the farm is producing culturally relevant foods.
Marin Gourmet is an immigrant founded local food manufacturing business whose products are available across the Bay Area at farmers markets and grocery stores. Funds will support the purchase of an oven and electric generator that maintains hot prepared food at the required temperature to increase donated food and ensure the safe donation of surplus from Alameda County farmer's markets to local food recovery and distribution organizations.
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.