In February, the Pleasanton Weekly presented a total of $68,416 to 15 local nonprofits through funds raised during their 2018 Holiday Fund. Gina Channell, publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly, and Julianne Brown, manager for corporate responsibility of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, presented the checks during a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton. During the luncheon the Rotary Club also presented $38,000 in donations to local charities, many of whom were also beneficiaries of the Holiday Fund.
Open Heart Kitchen was fortunate enough to be selected as a nonprofit beneficiary. OHK Development Director, Denise Bridges, stated, “These donations will allow us to continue serving about 6,300 meals each week throughout the Tri-Valley, including our weekend bag lunches for Pleasanton students on free/reduced lunch programs.”
Open Heart Kitchen would like to thank the Pleasanton Weekly and those who donated to the 2018 Holiday Fund for their continued support and generosity. For more information, please refer to the Pleasanton Weekly Editorial titled Thanks to our 2018 Holiday Fund donors, published February 28, 2019.