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Sobrato funds award $150,000 in grants to Joint Venture Food Rescue Initiative

SVFR logoMay 22, 2018 – Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Food Rescue Initiative has received $150,000 in two grants from real estate developer John Sobrato and his family to support the launch of its A La Carte Food Truck program.

The John A. and Susan Sobrato Fund awarded $100,000 and the Jeffrey Michael and Leann Marie Sobrato Fund awarded $50,000 to the food rescue initiative.

Beginning this summer, the A La Carte trucks will collect surplus prepared and packaged food from corporate and university campuses for delivery at no cost to individuals in the community affected by hunger.

“We’re deeply indebted to the John A. and Susan Sobrato Fund and the Jeffrey Michael and Leann Marie Sobrato Fund for these generous contributions,” said Nancy Fishman, director of the Food Rescue program. “They will help us to get our first truck rolling in the weeks ahead.”

John A. Sobrato, chairman emeritus of the Sobrato Organization, is a member of the Joint Venture board of directors. Both the John A. and Susan Sobrato Fund and the Jeffrey Michael and Leann Marie Sobrato Fund are advised funds of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Silicon Valley Food Rescue is a sustainable system that reduces hunger and waste by rescuing edible food before it burdens landfills and distributing the surplus to people in need throughout the region.

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