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BGS-SF Volunteering: October 2016 San Jose
Wed, October 5, 2016, 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteers
Join BGS members by volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose. Beta Gamma Sigma is proud to take this opportunity to give back to the community.
About Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices.
In fiscal year 2015 (July 2014 - June 2015), we distributed nearly 52 million pounds of nutritious food 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. During the fiscal year, we served an average of more than 250,000 people per month. The majority of people we serve are seniors and low-income families with children.
Throughout the fiscal year, volunteers contributed more than 314,000 hours of service, which saved us $6.4 million in equivalent personnel costs.
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