The holiday distributions are right around the corner and we need your help! We need volunteers, frozen meats (turkeys, hams, chickens and roasts), new gifts, clothes, shoes and gift cards, especially for youth ages 8-16, and we desperately need Family Sharing Program donors! For more information on teen gifts or the Family Sharing Program, please call or email Lesia at (650) 323-7781/
For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact the volunteer coordinator at
Thanksgiving 2013 Volunteer Distribution Hours:
Sunday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 27
Christmas 2013 Volunteer Distribution Hours:
Tuesday, December 17 (set-up schedule TBD)
Wednesday, December 18 - Sunday, December 22
Volunteer shifts are 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Volunteer slots are limited so please call or email the EHP volunteer coordinator, Florence at (650) 323-7781 /
to be added to the volunteer schedule and for more information on volunteer opportunities during the holidays.
Please click on the following resources for more information on how you can help:
EXTRAORDINARY SPIRIT OF EHP PROMPTS ACT OF EXTRAORDINARY GENEROSITY
We have some wonderful news! On April 26, 2012 the Ecumenical Hunger Program learned that Jeff Jordan, one of six general partners in the Menlo Park venture firm Andreesen Horowitz, and his wife Karen Jordan have chosen EHP as one of the inaugural beneficiaries of the firm’s first $1 million gift, to be shared with other Bay Area charities. The partners have announced a visionary pledge to give away half of their venture capital earnings over their lifetimes.
Karen Jordan was introduced to EHP through the National Charity League, with which EHP has a long and productive partnership. EHP is one of the chosen “focus philanthropies” of NCL’s Stanford Hills chapter, allowing NCL mother/daughter pairs to volunteer at EHP during the daughter’s 11th grade year. “We’ve been inspired by all you accomplish and the impact you have on so many lives,” Karen says. “We hope that this will allow you to continue and expand the good work that you do.”
The EHP board and staff are inspired in turn by the Jordans’ generosity and faith in EHP. In the coming months we will decide the best ways to use their wonderful gift to strengthen EHP’s broad range of services and programs supporting families and individuals primarily in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. The news of this donation was entirely a surprise, and is a very real reminder that those of us who give of our time as volunteers, as well as those who receive assistance, are strengthened and sustained within the very special community that is EHP. We look after each other’s welfare and support one another in a host of tangible and intangible ways. Whether providing food boxes, or a winter coat, or a table and chairs, or nutrition education, or access to a computer (and more) – all with a warm smile and encouragement – EHP volunteers and staff will continue to serve and assist those in need, as they move from crisis to self-reliance. Every EHP donor and volunteer plays a vital role in making our community stronger. We welcome all people of good will to join us!
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 May 2012 20:55
Written by Maleah
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:59
Northern California Team Creates Video to Capture Their Volunteer Effort at the Ecumenical Hunger Program
Thanks to Tracy LoVerde for capturing such a wonderful team effort for us to view:
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:04
Written by Maleah
Thursday, 04 April 2013 16:40
EHP cares and so does the Bay Area Mobility Management (BAMM). During their annual conference, BAMM members held a Silent Auction to benefit Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP), a local charity organization located in East Palo Alto. We were able to make a little difference to EHP and their clients by supporting them with our donation of over $6,300. Viviane Schaller, Silent Auction Chair and Silicon Valley Corporate Relocation Co-founder, is presenting the check to Lesia Preston, Executive Director from the proceeds of the Silent Auction.
BAMM provide the best network opportunities possible in the Northern California with a mentoring program for corporate members who are new to the complicated process known as "relocation"!.
Childhood hunger is a real danger for many families in our community, especially during the summer months when school programs are not available. Click to read more about how EHP is working to alleviate this problem!
I have lived in East Palo Alto over 40 years and have watched the changes to the community but one thing has stayed the same, it's the helping hand of Ecumenical Hunger Program. I volunteered over the holidays giving out food to the needy families. What a wonderful experience to help people ...