1 in 4
1 out of 4 people in Silicon Valley were at risk for hunger before COVID-19.
Second Harvest Silicon Valley served 85% more people in April as a result of COVID-19.
More than 80% of students in Alum Rock Union Elementary qualify for free and reduced-price meals.
YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOUR HELP.
We call it Silicon Valley sometimes, but our community was once called the Valley of Heart’s Delight. San Jose has long been the gateway to one of the most productive and impactful agricultural areas and communities in the world.
The valley is also one of contrasts. With one of the highest median incomes on Earth, our home is also a place where, before COVID-19, one in four people struggled to keep healthy food on the table. Since then, there has been an increase of more than 200% in CalFresh applications, a need for almost two million meals per month, and a growing uncertainty around food security that is overwhelming our most vulnerable neighbors.
Pledge 74 is the San Jose Earthquakes’ response to food insecurity. The Quakes have been a community-focused organization since 1974 and are taking a firm stance against hunger here in San Jose and the greater Bay Area. Through a truly club-wide effort, the Earthquakes have their sights set on raising $740,000 toward the cause, as well as increasing awareness and volunteerism to help fight this ever-present and growing problem.
$740,000 in total giving donated to local organizations that support food insecurity programs, including Second Harvest Silicon Valley, Hunger At Home, Martha’s Kitchen, and more.
740 hours of service
740 total aggregated hours of approved volunteer service from Quakes players, staff, and fans toward fighting hunger and food insecurity.
7.4% of advertising
7.4% of all advertising purchases, including digital advertising, TV and radio commercials, and billboards, will be dedicated to food insecurity awareness, education and involvement.
Every new dollar of new season ticket deposits will go to food security partners. Additionally, more than $0.74 of every single-game ticket will go to the program and free suite tickets and parking will be used as rewards for top volunteers outside the organization.
Earthquakes Stadium will continue to be the home of food insecurity events like food drives and unique experiences and events for Pledge 74 programming.
100% of new season ticket deposits will be donated to our local allies. You can purchase them here.