From Second Harvest SV:
LaKesha started volunteering at Ecumenical Hunger Program over 15 years ago when she was in high school. Years later, she is now the Associate Director at EHP and oversees the food distribution program in partnership with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley.
Together with Lesia, the Executive Director, they run an impressive operation. Besides food, they ensure families in East Palo Alto have access to food, clothing, furniture, appliances and more. LaKesha said, “In a given week, we serve about 600-650 families. Because of inflation, we see families coming more often because they are stretched to the limit. With the food bank, we get lots of the necessities covered, which helps a lot."
As a part of the food rescue program through the food bank, they also have a lot of store partnerships with retailers like Costco, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Walmart and Lucky that enable them to feed more families. We're inspired by everything EHP - Ecumenical Hunger Program is doing for the East Palo Alto community!
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