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.
TCV Food Bank (Tri-City Volunteers) provides emergency assistance to citizens of Fremont, Union City, and Newark with a mission to reach hunger where it lives. Funding will help revitalize and expand TCV's Mobile Pantry program so that waste reduction is engrained in the client experience. The project will improve capacity for packing and protecting rescued food for the mobile pantries by purchasing cold transport storage and durable food distribution tubs to provide a greater variety of cold food and perishable foods.
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.
LIFE ElderCare's mission is to empower the aging to live with independence AND interdependence by nourishing mind, body and spirit. Funding for this project will allow LIFE to replace over 100,000 single use plastic bags each year with durable reusable bags for the delivery of their Meals on Wheels food program. This is this start of a new process of equivalent efficiency plus added sustainability at their Tri-Cities sites and enables them to support other MOW programs in replicating the model.
E-Waste and Solar Recycling Center was founded in 1997 with the sole purpose of reuse & recycling of E-Waste, Solar-Panels, Lamps & Batteries. Funds will allow them to further expand their solar panel collection and reuse operation while coordinating with StopWaste and CPSC to develop policy and certification protocols to improve the opportunities for solar panel reuse in the Bay Area.
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 Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs without discrimination. Their goal is to provide services to low-income families in need. Funds will support purchasing an electric pallet jack to help improve the handling process and the efficiency of their food distribution program. Moving the food around faster will help extend the life of the food they receive. The funds will also help purchase reusable totes and reusable pallet wraps.
Emerald Packaging is the largest flexible packaging supplier in the country and in the development of new films using post-consumer resin. The project will replace cardboard gaylord boxes, plastic pallet wrap, and wood pallets with reusable collapsible bulk containers to move manufacturing supplies within their production plant.
Washington Hospital System's mission is to meet the health care needs of their District residents through medical services, education, and research. Funds will be used for a plate heating and holding system for meals served to patients, which keeps food hot during transport and delivery to avoid the common wasting of cold food by patients.