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  • West Valley Community Services: Fight Poverty Together

    West Valley Community Services: Fight Poverty Together

    At Tech CU, we believe in supporting, educating, housing, and caring for those in our community.

    That’s why we are proud supporters of West Valley Community Services, an organization that fights poverty by providing critical food, housing, and support services to low income and homeless individuals and families in the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and West San Jose.

    With more than 22,000 people living in poverty in the West Valley, we knew fulfilling West Valley Community Services’ mission was vitally important - especially in 2020 when COVID-19 caused so much economic uncertainty.

    Last year, we helped provide fresh food to those living in nearby neighborhoods by supporting the purchase of another delivery van to ensure access to healthy food, especially for seniors. With this, West Valley Community Services was able to provide food to more in our community by coming directly to their neighborhood to deliver fresh, healthy food, cutting the barriers many face to get healthy food.

    This year, we are sponsoring the 10th annual Chefs of Compassion [chefsofcompassion.org] competition - a virtual benefit gala where three master chefs compete and share their creations! Proceeds from the sponsorship will support the work West Valley Community Services does for its community, preventing hunger and homelessness and supporting individuals and families in crisis living in the west valley region.

    “As the need for help increases in the face of COVID-19 and the Bay Area housing crisis, we are grateful to Tech CU for standing shoulder to shoulder with West Valley Community Services in the fight against hunger and homelessness in our community,” said Josh Selo, Executive Director of West Valley Community Services. “Our partnership with the Tech CU team touches the lives of our community's most vulnerable residents - and makes it possible to help even more men, women, and children facing food and housing insecurity.”

    We look forward to supporting West Valley Community Services’ mission in the years to come. During the 2019-2020 time frame, West Valley Community Services helped more than 4,666 men, women and children. It provided 3,003 individuals with food from its food pantries (including its mobile food pantry) and distributed more than 1,546,470 meals. It also provided $1,465,105 in emergency assistance to prevent homelessness or re-house homeless families.

    To donate or learn more about the program, please visit: https://www.wvcommunityservices.org/

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