Feed The Need Bay Area -#FeedTheNeedBayArea

#FEEDtheNEEDBAYAREA is an community-driven emergency fund to provide immediate economic relief to the most vulnerable citizens in the Los Gatos area, including seniors, displaced Los Gatos employees and medical workers at our local hospitals.

With the help of your donations, our team of volunteers, neighboring restaurants, and community agencies will provide FREE hot meals to local non-profit agencies, local hospitals, shut-in senior citizens, and low-income families in the Los Gatos area.

#FEEDtheNEEDBAYAREA allows Los Gatos restaurants keep a portion of their staff employed by preparing meals at a flat rate. The program also provides emergency funds to displaced Los Gatos hourly workers during the crisis. 

#FEEDtheNEEDBAYAREA was created by Alex Hult, owner of Flights Restaurants, who quickly joined forces with the Los Gatos Chamber or Commerce and Los Gatos Town Council to respond to our community’s economic and social crisis resulting from the COVID-19 virus.

Please donate now.
Every $10 donation provides 1 hot meal for someone in need!

When the economic implications of COVID-19 began to be felt in Los Gatos, a number of community members rose to the challenge. Alex Hult, founder and owner of Flights Restaurant, began leveraging the local restaurant community to #feedtheneed and get meals to the elderly, vulnerable, and food insecure members of our community. Restauranters and local business began searching for a way to help support local hourly employees who had lost shifts or been furloughed. These efforts soon came together under the direction of the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, and the current iteration of #FeedTheNeed was born, serving the dual purpose of helping businesses and their employees AND helping the most vulnerable members of the community. The efforts have met success through two of the existing groups hosted by the Chamber of Commerce: Los Gatos Food and Wine, made up of 35 members who meet monthly, and the Service Providers Group, which meets monthly and is connected to and regularly serves the populations to whom the meals are being delivered. As a final step, the Chamber's Merchants Group was looped in, to ensure that the emergency economic support generated by the fundraiser was available to hourly employees across multiple industries in town.

Our purpose
Part 1 of Feed the Need's mission (delivering meals to elderly, vulnerable, hospital workers and food insecure members of our community), the Service Providers Group convened by the Los Gatos Chamber on a quarterly basis is well-connected to vulnerable populations in our community and has a great deal of experience serving them with key services. Their participation in this effort will make sure that meals get into the hands of those who need them in light of the shelter in place measures we are experiencing in California.

Part 2
 of our mission (providing emergency resources to hourly employees who would otherwise be working in town), the Los Gatos Food and Wine and Merchants Groups convened by the Chamber provides the network through which employers will be able to nominate employees who face dire need to receive resources to make up some of the financial difficulties caused by lost work, furlough, or unemployment.

DONATE NOW: A $10 donation = 1 hot meal for someone in need. 

Donations can also be mailed to Los Gatos Chamber Hospitality Fund, 10 Station Way, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Thank you for helping us #FeedTheNeedBayArea.

The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
Flights Restaurant
Los Gatos Food & Wine

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Fundraising team: Feed The Need bay Area (5)

Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce 
Raised $20,489 from 94 donations
Los Gatos, CA
Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Fund 
Los Gatos Chamber Commerce 
Team member
Raised $3,550 from 9 donations
Joe Habib 
Team member
Raised $370 from 4 donations
Anna Reader 
Team member
Raised $200 from 2 donations
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