Veggielution and the Si Se Puede Collective joined Supervisor Cindy Chavez, nonprofit food providers, and the Silicon Valley Council of Non-Profits in a press conference to encourage support in addressing food insecurity across Santa Clara County.

The impact of COVID-19 and inflation has made it hard for many families to afford the high cost of rent and food. Nonprofits across the county recognize the need for food assistance is crucial as more families leverage our support and services. As the need and demand for our service go up, the cost to procure food and sustain operations increases.

We invited Teresita Rodriguez, a food box recipient of Veggielution , to speak at the press conference to share how our food box program has helped her family. She says, “The food boxes are an important way that we can feed our children and family a warm meal on the table. I ask you to please continue supporting us so that we can have secured fruit and vegetables in our homes.”

We greatly appreciate the support of Supervisor Chavez and Councilmember Cohen who pledge their funding support to address food insecurity in the region. Families have the right to nutritious food. We are committed to working with the City, County, and local food providers to help families access food easily.