Community Stories

Food donations are more than a hot meal. Combating hunger has the power to lift the spirits and confidence of those rebuilding their lives.

Read how food donations impact your community with stories straight from our partner non-profits.

Unlike other food programs, Chewse and Copia deliveries allow us to provide meals to our residents without added labor or transportation needs.

“Unlike other food programs, Chewse and Copia deliveries allow us to provide meals to our residents without added labor or transportation needs. The accessibility of the program is critical to its success in our buildings; people who have experienced the devastation to health and wellness that comes from living on the streets are challenged by day-to-day activities that most people take for granted.”

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People are more engaged with staff and are less likely to socially isolate when they have a reason to leave their rooms.

Robert Abate

Resident Services Team Lead, Community Housing Partnership, San Francisco

“One of the major obstacles to achieving self-sufficiency is food insecurity. Food insecurity often times can defeat a person’s substance use harm reduction resolve, can exacerbate mental health challenges, it can make looking for work more difficult. It is a common condition among the people the team here serves.”

Being a non-profit we operate solely from donations. So without food donations we simply could not do what we do, feed the hungry.

Lawrence Kozlowski

Heaven’s Harvest, Austin

“Our entire organization has no paid staff, entirely volunteer so when the person who did the cooking was no longer able to do it we were going to shut down the meals. Having Chewse and Copia meals has taken the burden of meal planning and scrambling for cheap food. The quality is impeccable, the variety amazing. We have actually used it to increase the volunteer base everyone takes turns warming up heat and eat meals. Super easy. What a blessing!”

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Chewse and Copia [donations] enables Glide to serve our community high quality, delicious meals they would not be able to enjoy otherwise.

George Gundry

Director, Daily Free Meals Program, Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco

“Chewse and Copia [donations] enables Glide to serve our community high quality, delicious meals they would not be able to enjoy otherwise. Healthy, good quality, delicious options, variety, proteins we would not normally be able to serve.

One male client with serious chronic medical conditions has recently returned to the workforce after years of unemployment.

Alicia Garcia

Associate Director, Project WeHOPE, Silicon Valley

“Chewse and Copia gives us the opportunity to provide delicious, healthy, hot meals to homeless individuals. One male client with serious chronic medical conditions has recently returned to the workforce after years of unemployment. He is about to obtain housing.”