At Caring Neighbors, our mission is to serve the needs of the elderly, children, and families, by providing full family support services and healthy meals to those in need, we know we can help develop happier neighborhoods.
Our organization utilizes over 30 years of experience in community work to reach those in need. Our primary goal is to be a helping hand to the community, and we need your help. For your support, we will add your company logo to our vehicles and trucks as sponsors. Contact us today to find out how you can assist.
Thank you to all the donors who have contributed during the starts of our One Dollar Fundraiser Campaign. One Dollar can go a long way when compassionate donors like you come together to feed a community.
-LaRoman Geen, Executive Director
Caring Neighbors Enterprises, Inc. is an operation that will strive to excel in the development of a Community Resource Center that provides compassionate service through the implementation of food assistance programs that cater to the needs of individuals, families and children, by providing year-round nutritional food choices to communities through mobile foodie and refrigerated delivery trucks. We also believe in developing beneficial partnerships with other local and city organizations.
Silicon Valley has reached a perfect storm with more families living on the edge, according to officials from two non-profits agencies that provide food, housing and support services to low-income individuals and families in the region. Hunger is widespread and the number of poor and homeless in the valley is rising. The leading cause of hunger and food insecurity is the high cost of housing in the region. People have to choose between rent and food. To rent a 2-bedroom unit in Santa Clara County, you need an hourly wage of $48.50 or 3.2 fulltime jobs. The cost of living is so high that a family of four in Santa Clara County earning $84,750 or less is considered low income when determining eligibility for government assisted housing.
(Article from June 29, 2018 edition of the Milpitas Post)
The Florida Census Bureau measures poverty annually and sets the threshold based on factors such as household income and family size, including the number of children. A family of four, including two children, would be considered below the poverty line in 2017 if their combined income was less than $24,848.
(Article from September 1, 2018 edition of South Florida Sentinel)
Thank you, Savory Kitchen, 754 The Alameda, San Jose, Ca. for the use of your commercial kitchen and to Chef Andrea McDonald, along with her husband, Michael McDonald for donating the food and their time in preparing the meal for Caring Neighbors Enterprises, Inc. 2nd Annual FREE Pre-Thanksgiving Community Meal.
Thanks to Mount Pleasant Christian Center of San Jose for hosting this event and to Pastors Larry & Leslie Toliver of Zion Ministries for your faithful financial contributions and to all the volunteers who came out to serve.