Two incredibly worthwhile causes highlight our nonprofit focus this month. Patagonia, the outdoor clothing and gear designer known for its mantra of environmental and social responsibility, is helping the fight to protect public lands. And Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties continues to foster its vision of a hunger-free community.
“Patagonia has been in the fight to protect public lands for almost 30 years – and we are proud to have played a part in the establishment of several national monuments, including Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments in Nevada,” the organization states. “We are also proud to stand alongside over 350 businesses, conservation groups and Native American tribes that have come together on this issue to protect public lands.”
Meanwhile, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara counties has been helping to feed low-income people in need for more than 40 years.
“Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive,” Second Harvest states. “The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than almost any other food bank in the country, through a network of 300 nonprofit partners at 905 sites. Second Harvest is pursuing innovative efforts to increase access to food resources as it seeks to feed an additional 100,000 hungry people each month.”