Food Distribution BoxThis past week marked the 21st Skyline College Free Drive-Thru Community Market! At this most recent weekly grocery distribution event we had 30 volunteers and served 850 families! We also hosted a small media event with several news outlets on hand to capture a financial donation from the Barry Bonds Family Foundation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley. You can see the distribution in action, as well as an interview with Barry Bonds in the video here.

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 $1,001,536 in grocery costs for the most at risk members of our local community! A special thanks goes to SMCCCD employees from SparkPoint, public safety, and facilities, as well as the wonderful volunteers 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 May 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

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up through the Second Harvest Food Bank website.  If you have any questions please email us at skylinesparkpoint@smccd.edu.

Article by Chad Thompson

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