This past week marked the 30th Skyline College Free Drive-Thru Community Market! At this most recent weekly grocery distribution event we had 30 volunteers and served 890 families! It was also our volunteer appreciation day, so we had live music and gifts to thank for our incredible volunteers.
Every week each household or family receives almost 40 lbs. of groceries, including milk, eggs, pasta, rice, fresh produce, canned goods and dry goods, as well as a protein item (ham, chicken, turkey, etc.). Second Harvest Food Bank calculates that over 559,518 pounds of groceries have been distributed since our program started in September 2020 and that we have offset over $1.8 Million in grocery costs for the most at risk members of our local community! In addition to thanking the hundreds of volunteers that have supported us since our launch in September 2020, we would also like to send a special thank you to the SMCCCD employees from SparkPoint, public safety, and facilities who make this event possible every week.
This event is held at Skyline College every Wednesday, 11:00am-1:00pm and has been extended through August 2021. All staff, volunteers and participants adhere to all COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols at all times.
- Only drive-thru pickups will be served
- All participants must remain in their cars at all times and wear a mask
- Open to students and the community
- No I.D required to pick up food
- Please call 650-738-7970 for weather and air quality closure updates
- Please use Skyline Blvd entrance
Article by Chad Thompson
Photos by Becky Threewit