Community Services Agency (CSA)
The CSA is a local community service agency that serves the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. Kamran has volunteered at CSA multiple times and has the first-hand experience with the work they do and how they do it. They focus on supporting the communities through homeless prevention, feeding the community and offering services for senior citizens. Last year alone they served 32,994 lunches and donated 688,089 pounds of food directly to the people who needed it the most. To top that off, 33% of the food they distributed went to children in need!
Check out their website for more information: csacares.org
Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS)
Sunnyvale Community Services is an emergency assistance agency that aims to combat hunger and homelessness in Sunnyvale. Their mission is for every resident in our community to have proper access to food, housing, and social services. To help with food insecurity, SCS gives out 900 tons of food every year and has a variety of distribution programs that give food to the elderly and underprivileged. In addition, they help veterans and the homeless through programs that provide work experience and resumé building. During this pandemic, they are continuing to distribute food as well as aid community members in need with financial aid for rent, utilities, medical bills and other expenses which can burden those who are unemployed or struggling during this time.
Check out their website for more information: svcommunityservices.org
West Valley Community Services (WVCS)
West Valley Community Services is a nonprofit charity that serves the people of the West Silicon Valley. They have served the cities of Cupertino, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, and West San Jose since 1973. Last year, WVCS distributed over 1.4 million meals to homeless and low income families in their region. During this pandemic, WVCS is a key distributor of foods in the West Silicon Valley. In addition to their food pantry, WVCS offers many financial assistance programs and housing support for those whose paychecks are uncertain at this time. The effect of their actions are known throughout the Bay Area and have greatly impacted the community and the communities surrounding it.
Check out their website for more information: wvcommunityservices.org
"West Valley Community Services is so grateful to COVID Run, which is taking an innovative approach to bringing the community together to help low income families impacted by the coronavirus." -Josh Selo, Executive Director