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$5 million food-for-kids drive launched

 

Second Harvest Food Bank is launching a $5 million Stand Up for Kids Campaign by partnering with schools and community organizations to better connect hungry kids and their families to nutritious food.

The campaign is co-chaired by several high-tech executives, including Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook; John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc.; and Mike Schroepfer, chief technology officer at Facebook. "There is real hunger in our neighborhoods, including in the working families that are struggling to make ends meet," Ms. Sandberg said.

The campaign will support Second Harvest's work with schools, such as providing a school pantry onsite or connecting families to additional food resources. The food bank says its partners with 330 agencies to provide food at 770 sites, including schools, after-school programs, pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

One in three children in San Mateo County struggles with hunger, according to Second Harvest. Nearly 100,000 children rely on Second Harvest for food every month.

Visit SHFB.org or call 866-234-3663 for more information.

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