The Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) is a local nonprofit that has been helping “provide compassionate, dignified and practical assistance to families and individuals experiencing economic and personal hardship” since 1975. EHP offers a wealth of programs, such as Emergency Food Assistance, Case Management and Client Advocacy support, a Children’s Resource Center, and Home Essentials such as furniture, clothing and comfort kits.
“Our goal is to be more than just a social service agency that connect people to resources,” the organization states on its website. “We strive to build relationships that allow us to encourage, support and nourish individuals and families through difficult times. We fully understand the importance of providing life’s essentials, but aspire to a wider focus: the creation of a moral community of support that can provide hope to replace despair.”
EHP is a platinum level GuideStar Exchange participant. Based in East Palo Alto, the organization “serves working families, seniors, people with limited incomes and those who have both emergency and on-going needs in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and surrounding communities.”