The Fall 2020 YCore cohort is partnering with Nuestra Casa to build a revenue sustainable model for their food recovery program, which will capitalize on a county initiative to reduce food waste and feed community members who face food insecurity.
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YCore mobilizes young professionals to advance community-based social impact by teaching them to deploy their time, money, skills, and influence as partners and advocates. In YCore's four-month, after-work program, fellows partner with community-based nonprofits to work on a strategic volunteer project. During this time, they attend bi-weekly workshops on design thinking, nonprofit fundraising, and the systems that contribute to inequity in their communities.
Nuestra Casa provides community education, leadership development, and advocacy to uplift Latino families in East Palo Alto and the mid-peninsula. To combat food waste and feed the community, Nuestra Casa has a stellar food recovery program to provide free and fresh fruit, vegetables, produce, and bread directly to families in east Palo Alto and the surrounding neighborhoods. They work directly with grocery stores to recover food and distribute it to the community, eliminating transportation needs, which can be a contributing factor to food insecurity.