Last month William Maston Architect & Associates employees volunteered their time at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Our team went down on a Wednesday evening after work and spent a couple hours working with many other volunteers to sort and pack fresh produce that had been donated. This produce was set to be shipped out the next day and delivered to local food banks and programs in the immediate area to serve our communities and families in need of help.
Second Harvest Food Bank is based in Silicon Valley and is one of the largest food banks in the nation, currently providing food to more than one quarter of a million people every month. Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive. The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than any other food bank in the country.
Every year Second Harvest Food Bank distributes more than one million pounds of nutritious food each week to low-income people in need in every zip code of our service area from Daly City to Gilroy, and from the ocean to the bay. They deliver to shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children's programs, senior meal sites, and residential programs.
Throughout the year, volunteers contribute over 310,000 hours of service, which saves Second Harvest Food Bank over $6.6 million in equivalent personnel costs.
The staff at WMAA is proud to be committed to donating our time and effort to help our surrounding community from needy families to those individuals who struggle to have a nutritious meal. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank we at WMAA will continue our tradition of helping those in need.
For more information on how to volunteer or donate or if you need assistance please visit their website at: http://www.shfb.org/