As the economic fallout from the coronavirus ripples through the region, more people than ever are in need of assistance.
To help coordinate a response, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce launched a community-centered emergency fund this week. Its goal is to support free hot meals for vulnerable citizens in the Cupertino area including senior citizens, De Anza College Students, and low-income families.
The campaign kicked off on April 3. According to organizers, all the meals will come from Cupertino restaurants, which desperately need business.
Individuals can donate at two giving levels: the Buy a Meal Deal ($20) and the Community Champion Deal ($1,000). Donors who give up to 50 meals at the second level will earn recognition as a Community Champion.
West Valley Community Services and Cupertino Senior Center will receive the meals and coordinate distribution within their robust social services networks.
For more information, or to donate, visit the Cupertino Chamber’s website here.