alleviate homelessness and hunger
Virtual volunteering: How I spent 18 hours helping families make ends meet
There was a need for virtual volunteers to help out with the Santa Clara County COVID-19 Financial Assistance Fund. So a member of Cisco's Corporate Affairs team decided to take action.
Reducing food waste and food insecurity one meal at a time
Replate is a nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. Most recently, Cisco and Cisco Foundation donated $1.2 million to help them expand their food recovery services. We sat down with Replate's CEO and founder, Maen Mahfoud, to learn more about Replate’s mission, and its response to business closures.
Meet the nonprofits helping those who are facing hunger and food insecurity
Cisco has always supported nonprofits working to help reduce food insecurity. Since March, we’ve provided additional funding to four strategic nonprofit partners that are working to ensure that families have food on the table. Here is how Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Replate are taking action.
Using technology to protect vulnerable communities
Since 2007, Cisco has helped Mercy Corps leverage technology to provide emergency response and economic empowerment programming. That technology foundation is informing the NGO's pandemic response in the following ways:
Tae Yoo, Cisco’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs on Cisco’s CSR Philosophy
In this excerpt from our recent CSR report, Tae Yoo decribes Cisco’s CSR and social impact philosophy
How Housing First Provides Hope for the Future
Before Joanne Richards was homeless, she was the typical PTA soccer mom. For many, the path to homelessness often starts with a significant unexpected expense. Find out how Destination: Home both creates affordable housing and prevents homelessness using the Housing First model.
38 degrees – Cold Hands (and Feet), but Warm Heart
Rekha Grennan recently spent a night outdoors to raise money for Covenant House. Read on to find out how it went and what the impact is on this organization that provides vital services to homeless youth.