Thanksgiving is just a week away and Foundation grantee Second Harvest Food Bank reports that food donations are very low. Maybe it’s the summer-like weather that is keeping people from getting into the holiday mode and the season of giving. Whatever the reason, Second Harvest could really use more support so they can continue serving 156,000 people each month. The food and money collected during the holiday season is used to feed hungry people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties all year long.
Bay Area eBay employees. There are a few ways you can help. Bring in your food donations and help fill all of the food barrels at eBay. The barrels are located in the lobby level of most buildings. Most needed foods include meals in a can, tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit or vegetables and low sugar cereals. eBay Foundation is also looking for volunteers for the Food Sort on Tuesday, November 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The food sort is a fun activity where you will see the inner working of the warehouse, prepare food for delivery and meet some of your coworkers. To sign-up or find out more, please send an email to the Foundation.
If you can't make the sort or there isn't a barrel near you, you can donate online, just remember to enter eBay Food Drive in the comments field. Every dollar donated helps Second Harvest provide two nutritious meals to those in need. Now that sounds like a pretty good deal to us. I hope you will join eBay Foundation in the fight against hunger this holiday season.