The Telegraph Community Ministry Center has the goal of reaching out to those in need by providing food and clothing within their community since 1967. Funds will support the purchase of a van that will increase the ability to recover food from local retailers, as well as bring food to individuals and partners who are unable to travel by providing a mobile food pantry.
MEANS Database is a non profit food recovery platform that works to mitigate food waste and connect emergency food providers to food donations using an online platform to connect food businesses with excess food, such as restaurants, warehouses, and catering companies, to nearby nonprofits that serve the community. Funding will support MEANS food recovery work throughout Alameda County to recover an estimated 100,000 pounds of food in one year.
Greater Grace Community Services Outreach Program ensures secure stable, reliable, and healthy food for six thousand families in Oakland. Funds will support the expansion of the food recovery and distribution program with increased personnel time, as well as equipment and materials to build infrastructure to manage distribution.
Food Shift reduces food waste, nourishes neighbors, and provides jobs by recovering overlooked food and upcycles/redistributes it through their culinary training program which hires apprentices overcoming employment discrimination. Funds will be used to implement and scale PAWSitive Bones, a social enterprise producing the first 100% upcycled dog treat, made from locally-sourced, recovered surplus produce and other food by-products that would typically go to waste.
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.
A free, a one-day HHW event in Pleasanton on 5/21/23.
A free, a one-day HHW event in San Leandro on 5/1/21.
A free, a one-day HHW event in Union City on 10/17/21.
A free, a one-day HHW event in Pleasanton on 10/10/21.