This past week marked the 70th Skyline College Free Drive-Thru Community Market! At this most recent weekly grocery distribution event we served 987 families (down from 1,015 families from the previous week). We are now officially the largest grocery distribution partner of Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, which means that we are currently distributing more groceries than any other site in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties!
Our distribution is a collaboration between the SparkPoint program, Public Safety and Facilities teams, but we couldn’t do it without the consistent support of student and community volunteers. Volunteer support is crucial to provide this support to our community and we are still seeking volunteers each week! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up through the Second Harvest Food Bank website.
Be advised: Lot C and Lot F will continue to be closed in order to host the Skyline College Free Community Market.
Every week each household or family receives almost 50 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 2.9 million pounds of groceries have been distributed since our program started in September 2020 and that we have offset over $5.3 million 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 at 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and has been extended through May 2022. 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 (turn left and enter Lot C)
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article by Chad Thompson