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Op4G’s $500 Winner: Second Harvest Food Bank

second harvestDespite the wealth of the United States, hunger remains a real and growing problem. In fact, as of 2014, approximately 1 in 6 (or 50 million Americans) are food insecure. Thus, Op4G is pleased to announce that our $500 sweepstakes winner for July is Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Founded in 1974, Second Harvest provides nutritious food to more than a quarter million low income people every month. In fiscal year 2013, this food totaled more than 52 million pounds! The non-profit provides the food through an innovative direct service program, as well as through 770 food distribution sites. It also encourages healthy food choices by promoting federal nutrition programs.

Second Harvest estimates that the $500 sweepstakes winnings will provide 1,000 meals for families in their community. It also raises Op4G’s total donations to Second Harvest to over $11,280! For such support, Second Harvest thanks Op4G and all the members who complete surveys on their behalf.

Flickr photo credit: Lauren Tucker