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Make Hunger History

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secondharvestprogram2.jpgLloyd Santy and Dolores Mantano accepting recognition for HPE

HPE was awarded the “Blue Diamond” as well as the “Outside the Barrel” Award for the HPE Storage team’s annual holiday Canned Food Build at the Second Harvest Make Hunger History Awards event on March 21, 2019. The award honors outstanding innovation and creativity in fundraising and food drive efforts. HPE Storage employees, Lloyd Santy, Vice President of Engineering and Dolores Montano, the HPE Second Harvest Project Coordinator accepted the award on behalf of HPE.

Through the food drive, HPE collected over 10,000 cans, boxes and packaged food items. They built creative structures with the food items collected to inspire donations and donated all items collected to Second Harvest.

Cannedfood.jpgHPE Canned Food Drive

An estimated 700,000 people living in Silicon Valley; 1 in 4 people are at risk of hunger. People experiencing food insecurity are 50% more likely to have diabetes, and three times more likely to suffer from depression. It’s estimated that half of all adults in Santa Clara County are pre-diabetic.

HPE employees have partnered with Second Harvest since 1992 to provide nutritious meals to those in need in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Last year, Second Harvest provided over 30 million meals. Volunteers serve over 260,000 people each month. Their programs restock shelves at food pantries and soup kitchens.

Each month, HPE employees volunteer at the food bank and employees donate through the HPE Gives program to support this invaluable partner. In addition to their time, HPE employees donate funds through the HPE matching program. The Second Harvest program uses $0.95 of each $1 donated for their programs. We feel proud to work for a company where making a difference in our local communities is a priority.

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