FeedingSV Impact - Dec2015

In California, 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger.The 2012 Hunger Index shows that there were 204 million missing mealsmealtimes when children, families, and seniors went hungry in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.2  With excess food to feed our communities, no one should go hungry in Silicon Valley. It’s not about producing more, it’s about wasting less. In September 2015, we held a press conference with the City of San José and Waste No Food, announcing Feeding Silicon Valley. We are proud to kick off this collaboration with nonprofits and donors, including Team San José, Levi’s Stadium, Martha’s Kitchen, and Salvation Army. We need your help to battle hunger, reduce food waste and connect excess food to communities in need through Feeding Silicon Valley.




FeedingSV Impact - Dec2015


Food donors, nonprofit recipients, and volunteers (food runners/drivers) can sign up on the Waste No Food app on Google PlayiTunes, or online at www.wastenofood.org. The app generates no income. Over 38,000 lbs have already been donated using the Waste No Food app to Martha’s Kitchen, Salvation Army, City Team, Bill Wilson Center, InnVision Shelter Network, Family Supportive Housing and the Ecumenical Hunger Program. This has resulted in a reduction of over 37,000 pounds of CO2 emissions. Results were calculated using the Whole Earth Calculator from Rock & Wrap It, which was endorsed by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

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Developed by SJSU student Jamilia Jernigan with code from Code for America. 



View the press kit, watch videos of our partners on the story of Feeding Silicon Valley, and view the video of the Press Conference announcing Feeding Silicon Valley. We were featured in San José Inside, The Intersector ProjectRoute Fifty, KTSF 26 (EnglishChineseSpartan Daily, and ABC 7.


1 “Map the Meal Gap” Feeding America, 2013. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/map-the-meal-gap/

2 Source: 2012 Hunger Index by Santa Clara University and Second Harvest Food Bank. http://www.shfb.org/hungerindex

Volunteer of the Spring 2015 Quarter - Kate Hyder

Meet our Volunteer of the Quarter (Spring 2015): Kate Hyder

Kate Hyder is our outstanding volunteer of the quarter! Kate and her team of five volunteers from Inspire, a national non-profit consisting of members of leading management consulting firms who leverage their skills for the betterment of their communities, worked on the HIRE (Helping Individuals Re-Enter Employment) project. HIRE is an innovative program designed to provide homeless participants from the Santa Clara County with accelerated job readiness and skills training and access to employment opportunities.​

Kate led an employer engagement study and developed messaging/ pitch deck to recruit employers to employ qualifying individuals graduating from the HIRE program. She also developed an Asset Map of Homeless Employment Services in Santa Clara County, which has enabled crucial discussion about the future of a coordinated regional homeless employment strategy in Santa Clara County. We at SVTP are extremely grateful for Kate’s undying enthusiasm, intelligence and her passion to better her community.

When asked why she volunteers, Kate answered,

“Volunteering helps me live a more rewarding life. Volunteering on HIRE and asset mapping has been an extremely rewarding experience. Through Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, I hope I can contribute to the efforts of solving homelessness in this region.”

Use your skills to make an impact!

SVTP offers volunteers the chance to utilize their skills and experience on critical civic projects that go beyond the typical menu of volunteer opportunities. In addition, SVTP provides networking and learning opportunities for both the volunteers and city employees.

Individuals with project management, finance, marketing, or technical skills who are interested to contribute 2 hours or more per week for a minimum of 3 months towards an impactful community/city project are invited to join. Learn more about our current projects here.

Sign Up to Build a Stronger Silicon Valley today. Email info[at]svtpca[dot]org your name, phone number, email, and LinkedIn address. Tell us about yourself, why you are interested in volunteering with SVTP, and which projects interest you.

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