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Keeping Food on the Table Amid COVID-19: How Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Gives Back

A thriving economy in Silicon Valley has sent housing prices soaring, leaving many of our community members, including families, seniors, and veterans, struggling to put nutritious food on the table. Since 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley has helped the most vulnerable members of our community through its mission of ensuring that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

Especially now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our communities need more help than ever. Second Harvest of Silicon Valley provides food to approximately 500,000 people every month—twice the amount they served prior to the pandemic. Many of those they serve are essential workers, including cooks, cashiers, health care workers, and teachers. 

For the second year, Zscaler was honored to be included in the Second Harvest of Silicon Valley’s 48-Hour Virtual Race to End Hunger. Participating companies enter a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money in two days with a company match.

In this year’s race, Zscaler saw record participation from employees

In 48 hours, Second Harvest and the participating companies raised more than $939,000, which will provide more than 1.8 million healthy meals to those in need in the Silicon Valley.

This year, more than 86 percent of Zscaler employees contributed. As a company that values giving back to the community, we couldn’t be more proud—it speaks volumes about the people and giving culture at Zscaler.

Second Harvest estimates that one in four people in Silicon Valley face food insecurity, which is defined as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. One in 10 people in Silicon Valley receives food from Second Harvest. Please consider donating or volunteering to support your local community. Get inspired and read more about the impactful work Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is doing to benefit those in need.

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