Legacy donors Alan Feinberg and his wife Joan Weber are motivated to give back to the community. When they relocated from Boston to the Bay Area in 1990 and learned how many people — especially families with children — were struggling with food insecurity, they were appalled. “No one should have to do without a nutritious meal, especially in a wealthy area like Silicon Valley.”

They were especially concerned that so many children struggled to get by without adequate nutrition. “I remember sitting down for a home cooked meal with my family every night,” said Alan. “I took it for granted.”

Joan and Alan first encountered Second Harvest while volunteering at one of Alan’s corporate events. They were impressed by how much nutritious food would be provided for every dollar raised.

In 1993 they made their first donation and became devoted donors over the next 30 years. When it came time to think about leaving a legacy, it seemed logical to include a bequest from their estate naming Second Harvest as a significant beneficiary.

“We don’t have any children of our own. We want to ensure that children in the future have the same access to healthy food as we did when we were growing up. Leaving a legacy is our way of providing for multiple generations of kids.” – Joan, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley legacy donor

Thank you to members of the Second Harvest Legacy Society for helping to end hunger in our community. Each Legacy Society member has included a gift to Second Harvest in their will, trust, retirement plan or insurance policy. To learn more about leaving a legacy, go to plannedgiving.shfb.org or visit our Donate Funds page.