Hunger at Home evolves model in wake of COVID-19

Volunteers place boxes of food in peoples’ trunks during the food distribution at Hunger at Home in October 2020. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group)

When Ewell Sterner brought Hunger at Home to the Bay Area in 2016, the nonprofit’s primary mission was food waste recovery — picking up the unused meals from stadiums, hotels and banquet centers and getting them to nonprofits that fed the hungry. When COVID-19 hit, and those sources largely went dark, Sterner and COO Dinari Brown started feeding people directly, enlisting a team of chefs and hospitality workers to provide thousands of meals every day to the hungry.

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