The Ecumenical Hunger Program based in East Palo Alto is in "a bit of a crisis this year," says Vera Popova, development manager of EHP.
Another 250 families have been referred to the program, on top of the 1,500 families it helps regularly, she says in an email today.
"For most of our families, we are the only source for food and gifts for their kids during the holiday," she says.
The public is asked to help in any way it can, from volunteering, buying gifts for kids, donating money, and organizing a donation basket at work
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