Silicon Valley Companies Help Cityteam Serve Over 2,500 Individuals and Low-Income Families This Thanksgiving

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A Thanksgiving Food Box, Fresh Produce and a Turkey are "Life Savers" For Many Families That are Financially Struggling

Cityteam Thanksgiving Dinner

"We couldn't serve everyone that comes to Cityteam without the help of our corporate volunteers and our faithful donors," said Carol Patterson, VP of Marketing at Cityteam.

On Tuesday, November 26th at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Cityteam in San Jose, you’ll see employees from some of the most well-known Silicon Valley companies volunteer to serve Thanksgiving to individuals, seniors and low-income families that are financially struggling this year. Corporate volunteers from Apple, Cisco, Starbucks, Comerica Bank, Burke Capital, Stryker, and VMware will join the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team in spreading a little joy this Thanksgiving. Over 2,500 people will attend this event where they will be served a traditional Thanksgiving lunch and then receive a large Thanksgiving food box with fresh vegetables and a turkey.

“We couldn’t serve everyone that comes to Cityteam without the help of our corporate volunteers and our faithful donors. They care about the people that live in their community that are struggling financially”, said Carol Patterson, VP of Marketing.

Since the government cutbacks in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – (often known as food stamps) occurred at the beginning of November, Cityteam has already seen an increase in the number of people that come each night for dinner and also in need of a food box. It’s very expensive to live here in Silicon Valley and families are financially limited when it comes to paying rent or purchasing food. Cityteam is seeing a 10%-15% increase in peopling needing assistance. This Thanksgiving dinner and food box with fresh produce and a turkey are what you could call “a life saver” for many families with young children.

PHOTO/VIDEO:    
Kitchen volunteers start at 9 AM putting the finishing touches on cooking a homemade Thanksgiving dinner from scratch.

DATE & TIME:     
Tuesday, November 26th - 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LOCATION:         
Cityteam San Jose – 1297 North 13th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

EVENT:    
Thanksgiving Dinner and Thanksgiving Boxes for 2,500 Seniors and Low-Income Families

Cityteam is a non-profit organization helping low-income families, the homeless and those struggling from addiction with hot meals, emergency food boxes, safe shelter, showers, clean clothing, family services, health care, dental care, counseling, case-management, education, computer training, career enhancement, men and women long-term recovery programs, and other essential care. Cityteam was founded in 1957 in San Jose, California and now has four other locations across the United States and 50 international locations.

Press Contact: Carol Patterson, cpatterson (at) cityteam (dot) org, 508-316-6892

Cityteam San Jose
1297 North 13th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
408-232-5600
http://www.cityteam.org

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