The Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation, the charitable arm of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®, recently made turkey donations to three South Bay organizations that all focus on giving back to those in need.

“As we come into this time of giving, it is good to stop and reflect on the things we are grateful for,” said Don Jessup, Chair of the Foundation. “I am grateful for all of the SCCAOR REALTOR® and Affiliate members who gave so much to make this day possible. Taking care of our community is what we do and today we helped three great organizations feed those that are in need.”

The SCCR Foundation donated a total of 250 turkeys that were split between Martha’s Kitchen in San Jose, City Team in San Jose, and St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy. All three organizations provide hot meals and other assistance to those in need.

About each organization

Martha’s Kitchen: Since 1981, about 4,500,000 meals have been served at Martha’s Kitchen with the help of volunteers from surrounding communities, schools and churches of all denominations, along with individual donors in the spirit of Louise Benson’s concept of feeding the hungry in our community. (Read more)

City Team: Since 1957, CityTeam has been serving people in extreme poverty and helping them transform their lives, their families and their communities. Today, with the help of volunteers and faithful donors, CityTeam is impacting the lives of over 500,000 people each year. (Read more)

St. Joseph’s Family Center: The Food Pantry is the oldest and largest program that St. Joseph’s operates. Low income families and individuals receive nutritious, balanced food baskets, Tuesday through Friday, that help them maintain a proper diet and physical well-being. Homeless receive nourishing and filling lunch bags daily, Monday through Friday. A large assortment of fresh produce is distributed every Monday morning. The Food Pantry established and supports 10 off-site pantries located in schools and agencies throughout the South County. (Read more)