The Lafayette Street neighborhood is part of an underprivileged community in Santa Clara. Collaborating with Carlos and Tomás, we distributed fresh produce, packed food, fortified cereal for kids, and canned beans to support the community. This was also part of our 10k fortified cereal distribution program,
Continuing our partnership since 2021 was satisfying and helped us to continue growing personally by understanding the diverse needs of people.
Scott Lane Elementary in Santa Clara is an elementary school where 78% of the families are low-income and meet the free/reduced lunch criteria highlighting the dire need in the school. As a part of our 10k fortified cereal distribution program, we organized multiple distribution events in this school, distributing 6480 servings with cooperation from vice-principal Ms. Raquel Dominguez and secretary Ms. Anai Arias-Cortes.
Bowers Elementary in Santa Clara is an elementary school where 42% of the families are low-income. As a part of our 10k fortified cereal distribution program, we organized multiple distribution events in this school, distributing 2140 servings with cooperation from principal Ms. Adriana Reyes for helping with the distribution process.
East Palo Alto Ravenswood School District is a school district where 89% of families are below the poverty line. Special thanks to Ms. Richardson and Mr. Fidel from the school district and Ms. Christi from The Boys and Girls Club for facilitating events as a part of my 10k fortified cereal distribution program where we distributed a total of around 2100 servings of fortified cereal.
Raghav Rao, the New Zealand chapter lead distributed food kits(canned food, cereal, and snacks) for 25 families with children at the Auckland City Mission as a part of the 10k fortified cereal distribution program. Auckland City Mission appreciated the initiative.
Sreekriti Sista, Texas chapter lead, distributed fortified cereal boxes to the North Texas Food Bank in Frisco as a part of the 10k fortified cereal distribution program. The North Texas Food Bank greatly appreciated her effort and supplied the food she provided to combat child hunger in the area.
Supported Santa Clara county by distributing breakfast and snack packs for over 100 families to meet needs for up to a week per child. Special thanks to Santa Clara County and vice-mayor Sudhanshu Jain for supporting us through the process.
Working with Carlos from the Lafayette Street community enabled our team to grow and appreciate the diversity in the community's needs while sharing the same human values.
I helped distribute food packages containing fresh produce, dairy, and meat on Saturdays for a few weeks partnering with Hunger at Home.
Partnered with Hunger at Home in San Jose and Sewa USA to distribute food packages to community coordinators and distributors in San Jose and Santa Clara over a few weeks.
At the Milpitas site, in the morning, we would load hundreds of food boxes to the trucks of distributors, and in the afternoon, we would distribute the remaining. boxes directly to the communities.
Thanks to community coordinator Akari and others for connecting us to various families in need in their community.
On December 28th, we donated 225 lbs of canned food, cereal, rice bags, and snacks to the West Valley Community Services to support 30 families' needs in winter.
Raghav Rao, our NZ Volunteer Lead conducted a food drive where he donated 180 lbs of packed food which includes canned tomatos, beans, snacks, and Muesli cereal boxes to the Auckland City Mission Distribution Centre. This is enough to support approximately 25 families with kids.
We donated toys for around 100 kids, including trucks and dolls, as Christmas gifts to a Sunnyvale community organizer of Sewa for distribution.
We donated 255 lbs of canned food/ rice bags to West Valley Community Services. This was targeted to support families' needs during winter and Christmas. Sincere thanks to Sreekriti for helping with fundraising and collecting donations.
We distributed 15 food packs for families with kids at the Sunday Friends location.
Each pack contained a jumbo cereal box, juice, and other snacks. Thanks to coordinator Azha Simmons for facilitating the distribution.
Thanks to online shopping promotions, we could purchase school supplies like backpacks, pencils, books, folders, pens, markers, and colored pencils in bulk. We packed and distributed 25 school supply kits for the Ravenswood City School District. Thanks to coordinator Jasmine for guidance and support.
On June 18, we helped Ravenswood City School District by sorting the books to separate out the unusable spoilt ones.
On June 15, we distributed food supplies to the Bay Area Crisis Nursery at Concord.
This organization helps prevent child abuse and neglect by providing supportive services to families and by providing a home-like environment for young kids. At a time like COVID-19, it is really important to support kids.
On May 30th, we distributed food packages for over 100 underprivileged families with kids. in Concow. This is a city in the mountains that was burned by forest fires. The fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history and the most expensive natural disaster in the world in 2018. The residents had not recovered from the impact of this deadly disaster yet. The pandemic lockdown made survival more difficult for the community here. This presented various challenges for the kids’ nutrition as well. We sponsored, organized, and successfully conducted a drive-through distribution for more than 100 families. Thanks to local community leader Jackie for helping facilitate this distribution. The families were very thankful and appreciative of this initiative.
Due to COVID-19 job losses in low-income families, kids are at an extreme disadvantage due to nutrition deficiencies. We identified such families and provided them with one month of groceries to meet their needs. We also provided sanitation kits to maintain hygiene during COVID-19.
Underprivileged families currently find it harder to address the nutritional needs of kids due to an abundance of job losses. We organized a drive-through event with Salvation Army to maintain social distancing. At the drive-in site of the Emmanuel House, we distributed food kits, each containing jumbo cereal boxes, snack bars, juice, and trail mix to sustain breakfast and snack needs for each kid for up to three weeks for 25 families.
Support for students at a school for the visually impaired in Gadwal, Telangana, India. During my visit in June, we provided food packets and basic supplies for 50 students. These students come from low-income families and some from orphanages. We had a detailed session where I presented science concepts to them in a way they could understand. We also spent extended time having a Q&A session on life in the USA, which they were curious about. The overall visit was very touching and inspired me to create this organization.
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