December 13, 2023

Senator Becker presents $1.5 million check to CSA

On December 8th, CSA was honored to welcome Senator Josh Becker, who presented a $1.5 million check for our building fund from the state of California. Los Altos Hills Mayor Linda Swan, Mountain View Mayor Alison Hicks, and Councilmembers Lucas Ramirez and Emily Ann Ramos, were also in attendance to show their support. 

“The programs that CSA of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills provides are even more important as we have seen job cuts in many industries - particularly across the high tech sector on which so many Silicon Valley families rely,” said Senator Becker. “Knowing that needs within our community continue to grow, CSA knew they needed to expand access to their programs and I am so proud to be able to support them in these efforts. With the support of my legislative colleagues and Governor Newsom, we were able to secure $1.5 million in this year’s budget for renovations at this site and assist in the acquisition of an additional site for CSA’s Food and Nutrition Center.”

This significant contribution will not only enhance our current facilities, but also expand our Food and Nutrition Center, allowing us to better serve our community’s increasing need. Senator Becker’s visit and the support of local leaders underscore the importance of collaborative efforts when facing the challenges of our most vulnerable community members.

Holiday Sharing Program 

Hundreds of community members benefited from CSA’s Holiday Sharing Program launched on December 8th. Nearly 600 households composed of over 1,400 individuals received special holiday food items, gift cards to Safeway and Target, and necessary supplies such as diapers during the fun event. Families can continue to pick up gift cards over the next two weeks.

“I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped pass out the food and other items and made the day fun with special touches including festive decorations and hot chocolate for our families,” says Food and Nutrition Center Director LaDrea Clark. “And thank you to all those who donated the gift cards which were distributed. Our clients truly appreciate the flexibility to purchase what they need during the holidays.”

Thank you to the Fremont Bank Foundation and Walmart for their sponsorship of CSA’s 2023 Holiday Sharing Program.

CSA Young Professionals Chair Honored at JVAC Lunch

CSA Young Professionals Chair Kei Shao Tikkanen was honored by the Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Committee at a luncheon on December 8th. Ms. Tikkanen received the 2023 Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her hard work leading the Young Professionals group and organizing its signature fundraising event, Empty Glasses, this October. CSA Board Member Jocelyn Chadwell accepted the award on behalf of Ms. Tikkanen. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the luncheon held to recognize extraordinary volunteers from the cities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Click to watch a video honoring Ms. Tikkanen.

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