Since the shelter-in-place order started, several big boxes from Second Harvest of Silicon Valley have been showing up on Ernesto’s doorstep twice monthly: a box of fresh, colorful produce like mangos, plums and celery, a box of non-perishable dry goods like rice and cereal, and a box with proteins, like chicken, eggs and peanut butter. These groceries were delivered by volunteers at no cost to Ernesto.
Ernesto, a 70-year-old bus driver for special education students, found himself out of a job when COVID-19 forced schools to move to remote learning1. With the unexpected and abrupt loss of his income, Ernesto wondered how he was going to survive. Ernesto is just one of the 500,000 people on average who are now getting food from Second Harvest every month.
Giving food to families, multi-generational households, seniors, veterans or college students offers more than just nourishment, it provides hope, happiness and security so there’s one less thing to worry about as our clients focus on finding the joy this holiday season. With your support we can continue to give what matters to our community.