Food 4others Drive
PART 2 Finishes Above Goal!
Sept 10's Goal: 10,000 pounds
Total Collected: 14,729 pounds!
Over 100 volunteers helped collect food and monetary donations in front of 10 participating grocery stores in the San Jose/Campbell area for Second Harvest Food Bank. From 9 to 5, they distributed fliers, built can pyramids, and thanked customers who gave food, joining the fight against local hunger. At the end of the day, both food and monetary donations were counted up ($1 = 2.5 pounds) to reveal that we had blown past our goal! Thank you! Groups Involved: Church of God of San Jose, Willow Glen Baptist Church, Missio Dei Community, PHHS Interact Club, and many volunteers from the community!
Part 1 + Part 2's Goal: 15,000 pounds
Total Collected: 21,311 pounds!
2010 = 15,142 pounds
2009 = 13,342 pounds
Part 1: Our Canvassing Teams Also Exceed Goal!
Teams of youth and young adults spread the word about the Food 4others Drive by canvassing local neighborhoods in the South Bay. They then returned to collect food donations on Saturday, August 6, while adult teams helped solicit food donations in front of just four local grocery stores (primarily Nob Hill Foods). Groups Involved: Church of God of San Jose, Crossroads Bible Church, First Church Downtown, and Logos Baptist Church
August 6's Goal: 5,000 pounds
Total Collected: 6,582 pounds!
Want to help us continue to fight against local hunger? Give online through our Virtual Food Drive. (Totals will be updated later this week in the virtual drive.)
What is the Food 4others Drive?
The Food 4others Drive is an annual city-wide event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers come together for 8 hours to help collect food donations in front of participating grocery stores and/or canvass neighborhoods.
Why Second Harvest Food Bank?
During our first Food 4others Drive, San Jose's food bank was serving 205,000 people per month. Today, that number has increased to 247,000 people every month. Hunger is a real need that exists in our own community! In fact, 1 in 4 people in our county are at risk for hunger. That's higher than the national average of 1 in 6.