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Earthquakes, Hunger at Home Partner to Distribute Meals

October 21, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes are partnering with Hunger at Home to help feed those in need here in Silicon Valley.

Hunger at Home is a leader in food collection and distribution, working with local convention centers, hotels, and sports stadiums to collect excess food and goods and distribute through its large network of nonprofit partners. To date, Hunger at Home has distributed more than 3.5 million meals as well as various important household items.

"We are extremely proud and excited to continue building on our partnership with Hunger at Home," said Earthquakes Director of Community Relations Rahul Devaskar. "They have a longstanding reputation of keeping food out of landfills and supporting in-need members of our community. Hunger at Home is also a founding member of our Pledge 74 campaign and have helped us identify the areas where our efforts would make the most impact."

The partnership was kicked off last week with ~120 families picking up semi-prepared meals in a COVID-compliant, drive-through format on Earthquakes Way, immediately adjacent to Earthquakes Stadium. In addition to serving as the host venue for the event, the Earthquakes also provided volunteers through their Pledge 74 campaign, which has contributed more than $100,000 and 500 hours of community service in the fight against food insecurity.

Last week served as a pilot for future events at Earthquakes Stadium, which is expected to host two distribution events per month that may accommodate as many as 200 families each.

When fans can safely return to watch the team play at Earthquakes Stadium, Hunger at Home will become the official gleaner of the Quakes, collecting unused food following each match and redistributing to those in need.

Hunger at Home will also be hosting their Bridge the Gap Gala: Drive Thru Edition at Earthquakes Stadium on Saturday, October 24. The event runs from 2-5 p.m. and features many family-friendly activities, such as magicians and live bands, with all families taking home a ready-to-cook gourmet meal and paired wine.


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