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Duration

30 - 60-Minutes

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Hope's Corner hands out bag lunches every Saturday and Wednesday morning. The bags are filled with healthy, nonperishable foods to help the unhoused and food insecure residence in Mountain View and surrounding neighborhoods. Volunteers can help by running a supply drive and collecting nonperishable foods for these lunch bags.    

What's Needed To Complete

Check out our DETAILED WISH LIST here, https://www.hopes-corner.org/wish-list

Special Requirements

None

How It Makes A Difference

People are hungry in our community. Even if employed, people earning minimum wage cannot afford both rent and food. People who are unhoused need healthy, nonperishable foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking for safe consumption.  The number of residence seeking food assistance has grown substantially.  Volunteers can educate others about the need for healthy, nonperishable foods and then collect and donate these items to Hope's Corner which will allow us to feed more people in need and ensure our residence do not go hungry. 

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*

Instructions

Decide which activity you'd like to do! Request donations outside a store - Approach the store manager of your local grocery store and ask permission to run a supply drive outside their store. Make flyer with a 'shopping list' of recommended items and hand to shoppers as they go into the store and ask if they will purchase items to support your supply drive for Hope's Corner. Request donations from friends and family Reach out to your friends, neighbors and family and explain that you would like to collect nonperishable foods to help Hope's Corner to feed those in need in the neighborhood. Provide them with a list of suggested items and a date which you would like to collect their donation. Request donations at a community event, school, church, etc. Approach the Principal of your school or the organizer of the event where you would like to hold your supply drive and ask permission to have your supply drive. Make flyers, posters and other promotional materials. Include a 'shopping list' of recommended items and a clear time and date for donations to be dropped off. A list of suggested nonperishable, healthy, individual wrapped food items is available on Hope's Corner website. For assistance coordinate your supply drive: Reach out to us by mailto:volunteers@hopes-corner.orgemailing or by calling 650-254-1450. .

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