NEWS: Earthquakes to donate more than $21,000 to help feed East San Jose youth impacted by COVID-19

2020 - Alum Rock

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will donate more than $21,000 to the Alum Rock Child Nutrition Program, helping provide free breakfast and lunch everyday Monday through Friday for all students that are a part of the Alum Rock Elementary School District. The district is comprised of 27 elementary and middle schools and nearly 12,000 students.

The Earthquakes organized a GoFundMe page, raising $10,510 in 12 days. The Quakes Foundation, the charitable arm of the club, will match every dollar raised, totaling $21,020.

“As the crisis deepens, our most vulnerable communities are facing a multitude of unique challenges, including a lack of nutritious and readily available meal options,” said Earthquakes director of community relations Rahul Devaskar. “A high percentage of Alum Rock’s youth are a part of free or reduced-cost food programs and are now at risk with school closures. We believe this is a tremendous cause in need of support and want to thank every person who contributed.”

The donation will help cover costs for volunteer and staff safety materials, supplies and meals, and support for day-to-day and operational necessities during this crisis. More information on the Alum Rock Child Nutrition Program can be found here.

About the Quakes Foundation

The Quakes Foundation is the San Jose Earthquakes’ charitable arm, operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  The foundation facilitates and supports programs that produce positive change for children and families in the community with an emphasis in health and fitness. The Quakes Foundation strives to cultivate the game of soccer within the diverse communities of the Bay Area and promote unity through sport. For more information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/community.