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A Hunger To Help

An inside look at Loaves & Fishes Executive Director, AnnMarie Zimmermann.

 

SV Gives 2015

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Loaves & Fishes Awarded Innovative Partner Award for 2015

Loaves & Fishes Awarded Social Innovation Award

On Friday March 20th 2015, Loaves & Fishes was awarded the 2015 Innovative Partner award by Second Harvest Food Bank. The award was given in recognition of Loaves & Fishes’ strategic development in reaching more of those in need of a free hot meal. In February 2014 we served 8,284 hot nutritious meals, in February 2015 we served 19,775 hot nutritious meals. This is thanks in part to our strong partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank.

In the past year, we have greatly expanded our services and now serve from as far south as Gilroy to as far north as Palo Alto.

Executive Director, AnnMarie Zimmermann is a Women of Influence

Women of Influence - AnnMarie Zimmermann

AnnMarie Zimmermann, Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen has been named one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence for 2015 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Since AnnMarie joined Loaves & Fishes in March of 2014, she has doubled the capacity of meals served, reduced the cost per meal by over 50% and centralized operations to increase efficiency to reduce costs so that more of donors dollars go towards Loaves & Fishes program of providing no cost meals to anyone in need. AnnMarie has also expanded Loaves & Fishes reach into new cities and Loaves & Fishes now serves in San Jose, Palo Alto, Morgan Hill and Gilroy Loaves & Fishes is now serving 4,800 meals a week, delivering 54 meal drops a week and covering 50 miles.

Walters & Wolf Ragnar Relay Team Fundraiser For Loaves & Fishes

Walters & Wolf Relay Race Fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes

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This year the Walters & Wolf Ragnar Relay Team will work together to raise $5,000 for Loaves & Fishes of Santa Clara.

The Team is made up of 12 runners and 2 drivers. The 12 runners will run a combined 200 miles in a 24 hour period; the 2 drivers will logistically transport the runners from exchange to exchange, ensuring they are safely delivered and picked up. The drivers also are the runners first aid and nourishmment experts.

This year the team is made up of individuals from 6 of the Walters and Wolf locations:

Sharks Nominate Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen as Beneficiary of ‘Goals for Kids’ Program

Sharks nominates Loaves & Fishes as beneficiaries of goals for kids

Thank you to The Sharks Foundation for selecting us as a beneficiary of their goals for kids program!

The Goals for Kids program celebrates the Sharks on-ice achievements and supports the underserved youth and families in Santa Clara County. $1,000 will be given for every goal to local nonprofits, including Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen, to enhance the lives of youth and families in need in our community. This was made possible with great thanks to the Koret Foundation, Taube Philanthropies.

Each Sharks goal on the ice will help Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen continue it’s mission to provide over 150,000 meals this year to those in need in Santa Clara County.

Partnership opportunities are available at the $25,000, $15,000, $5,000 and $1,000 levels. For more information please contact Sharks Foundation Manager, Heather Hooper at hhooper@sharkssports.net.

 

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