What If You or Your Family Were Hungry at Christmas?

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“Hungry-please help.” “ Will work for food.”  “What if YOU were hungry?”

All of these signs bring about different reactions in the hearts of readers:  sympathy, pity, anger and fear.

The last one comes to the heart of the matter, “What if YOU or YOUR FAMILY were hungry?”

It's estimated 1 in 7 people in Silicon Valley are "food insecure". This means there may not always be enough money for food after paying for necessitiers like shelter, transportation, utilities and insurance.

Locally my church, The Home Church, at 1711 S. Winchester in Campbell has a long-standing food ministry. The Home Church partners with Second Harvest Food Bank to distribute food every Friday morning (sometimes this changes for holidays). My sweet husband Steve volunteers and helps with this important community ministry. 

A big-hearted group of real estate agents, loan officers and ancillary service people in San Jose, Saratoga, Palo Alto, Campbell, Los Gatos and Cupertino are also acting to help provide for those in need at the holidays and all year long. Now is the annual holiday food drive

nuts Both local real estate associations participate in holiday food drives to benefit Second Harvest. San Jose-based Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS (SCCAOR) at 1651 S. First St. in San Jose and Cupertino, Calif.-based Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) at 10040 Bubb Road in Cupertino, near the 280/Stevens Creek exit are collecting food (and monetary)

Please consider dropping off -perishable food items at either location, as well as at many local real estate offices. 

When donating, make sure items are intact (not dented or torn), not in glass containers and with a good shelf life left. Second Harvest shares this list of nutritious, long-lasting and much-needed items below:

FAMILIES: Here are suggestions of most needed food items for families.

• Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup) NY St Nicholas
• Tuna and canned meat
• Peanut butter
• Canned foods with pop-top lids
• Low-sugar cereals
• 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
• Canned fruit packed in juice
• Canned vegetables (low salt)

CHILDREN: The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable, single-serving foods for use in programs for children.


• Pop-Top Tuna
• 100% Fruit Rolls
• Raisins
• Graham Crackers
• Unsweetened Applesauce
• Cheese and Crackers
• Fruit Cups
• Low-sugar Cereal Bowls
• Pretzels
• 100% Fruit Juice Boxes
• Granola Bars (without peanuts)

Images courtesy of public domain and author's own collection.

Thank you for reading this, and helping families who otherwise might go hungry at the holidays in Silicon Valley this year.

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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Results Team (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com. For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.

 

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Rose Mary Justice
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I see the signs more often in our area around the holidays. Some need shelter as well.  Give from your heart.  Food banks are always needing contributations

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So true Rose Mary. It's important to give to people as if they were family.

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Hi Michelle- the thought of anyone going hungry, especially in our wonderful country, is unthinkable. And don't pull out foods that have expired or were given to you that you have no idea how to eat. 

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Kathy, I agree, it is heartbreaking to see this in our communities.

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