Dignity Health facility partners on grants to address food insecurity

December 15, 2023
Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital and the Sequoia Healthcare District provided $100,000 in funding this holiday season for vulnerable populations challenged by ongoing food insecurity.

The Holiday Food Grant Program, a collaboration between the two Redwood City, California-based organizations, supports five groups in their work to provide food to people in need.

One grant recipient, Ecumenical Hunger Program, provides low-income people with holiday food boxes at Thanksgiving and Christmas. A second recipient, Friends of the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, is helping provide nutritious meals to seniors.

Grant recipient the Karat School Project is undertaking a holiday food and winter supplies program to provide families living in RVs and other transient situations with holiday meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Karat also is providing the families with food and household supplies to cover the winter months.

LifeMoves is using its grant to provide meals, or food used to prepare meals, at all of the interim housing sites it serves. Upward Scholars is using the funds it is receiving to distribute grocery gift cards to the vulnerable students it serves.

Grant funders say close to 10,000 local residents will benefit from the nutritious food funded by the holiday food grants.

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