SAN JOSE (KRON) — Many families in the Bay Area’s most affluent cities are hungry.
One-out-of-10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties get food from the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose. And on Friday, the food bank realized it is nearly $1 million dollars behind its fundraising goals.
KRON’s Kate Cagle looked into why fewer people may be opening up their wallets.
“One of the toughest things about hunger here in Silicon Valley is it tends to be an invisible epidemic,” food bank CEO Kathy Jackson said.
The Mozo family is the new face for the largest food bank in the South Bay.
Delfina and her son’s picture are on the donation boxes you find at the grocery store this time of year.
Watch Kate’s full report.