EHP was blessed and honored to have volunteer guests this summer from Momentum Bike Clubs, a group mentoring initiative for middle and high school youth in under-served communities and schools in Greenville, SC (www.momentumclubs.org). The Club also gifted us with $800 to support EHP!
"Our time at Ecumenical Hunger Program was one of the highlights of our time in the Bay Area, said lead mentor David Taylor of Momentum Bike Clubs. "It is a privilege to volunteer at an agency that is doing such significant work in the community."
Momentum Bike Club rides weekly, exploring the world on two wheels. Since their founding in 2010, they have ridden over 60,000 miles and supported over 300 youth. High school youth are provided internship opportunities, youth development seminars, workforce training, college preparatory support and trips . . . which brought them to Palo Alto. EHP shares their belief that “all youth are endowed with gifts and talents, but not all youth have the same opportunities or support.” Thank for reaching out to us on your trip and helping us help our neighbors in need!
Annabel and Dan Hanigstein were so impressed by our mission that they donated all the money in their special savings ($192.31) to EHP! We are extremely grateful for this honor and that they believe so strongly in the work we do to help families in need. Our New Red Shoes program was successful because of donations from these children and our other thoughtful donors. Annabel and Dan, we’re so happy you are spreading the news to others at your school and synagogue and encouraging them to also make donations to EHP.
We often receive donations to EHP from children who enthusiastically want to help others in need and give back to their community. Children like this with such generous hearts are truly a blessing to this world! You're an inspiration to us all. Learning to give others is a priceless lesson to learn at any age.
To help feed the need during the break summer break, Ecumenical Hunger Program partnered with Loaves & Fishes to provide free nutritious meals to our clients throughout the Summer (6/13 - 8/5/16). Food insecurity increases during the summer break without access to the nutrition provided by the National School Lunch Program.
The meal program has been extended and we will serve hot lunches on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning October 4. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers for continuing this necessary program.
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is open 360 days a year including throughout summer. We provide free nutritious prepared meals to anyone in need with a special emphasis on families, seniors and the homeless. This year Loaves & Fishes is on track to serve 360,000 meals to 200,000 unduplicated individuals, including 45,000 children in Santa Clara County.
A special thank you to Second Harvest Food Bank for introducing both organizations.
Thank you to Panera Bread in Mountain View (1035 El Monte Ave) for being a wonderful EHP supporter!
Thank you to Panera Bread in Mountain View (1035 El Monte Ave) for being a wonderful supporter of EHP!
Thank you to Erik's Deli in Mountain View (1350 Grant Rd) for being a wonderful supporter of EHP!
Special thanks to our friends at non-profit Canopy for donating the lemon tree and trellis that is now planted on our campus as a memorial to long time beloved volunteer and supporter Mary Bourquin. While also improving the environment, this wonderful addition to the EHP campus will be enjoyed for many years to come! Canopy brings the life-giving benefits of trees to nonprofits, schools, neighborhoods, and public spaces all over the Mid-Peninsula.
We'd like to thank George’s Asphalt Paving for helping to make our property beautiful and safe. George and John did an excellent job repaving our parking lot. They were very detail oriented, responsive, and professional. Thank you for caring about EHP and the people we serve!
Thank you Oak Knoll Elementary School students for the wonderful cards of inspiration to add to our food bags!
EHP congratulates two exceptional volunteers recognized as "Volunteer Gems" by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara Counties!
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