With most campuses closed for the rest of the school year, students and families may be struggling to find enough food.
For many students, school lunch is a critical component of their daily caloric intake. While many schools are stepping up to keep offering meals, in to-go fashion, private entities are stepping up.
On Friday, Sand Hill Property Company announced a partnership to get more meals to students and their families.
Working in coordination with Fremont Union High School District, Cupertino city officials, and Main Street Cupertino restaurants, the partnership prepared, delivered, and served more than 1,100 meals to students and families in the school district.
“We were happy to be able to partner with those in our community who are already doing this hard work and launch an effort that seeks to help address the food insecurity that is affecting so many in our community, and also helps our local restaurants who are working as hard as they ever have just to keep the lights on,” said Reed Moulds, Managing Director at Sand Hill, in an e-newsletter announcing the effort.
Matching donations through April 30
To help continue delivering meals, the partnership issued a challenge to local residents. Through April 30, Sand Hill says it will donate a meal for every one purchased – either takeout or delivery – at Main Street Cupertino to a student or family in Cupertino’s school districts.
Participating restaurants include the following.
- Alexander’s Steakhouse
- Hai Di Lao
- Lazy Dog
- Myungrang Hot Dog
- Oren’s Hummus
- Pineapple Thai
“While this program is coming together quickly, we are excited about what we are already accomplishing together, and my hope is that with your support, we can continue it even further,” Moulds continued.