Due to the rising concerns over health and safety caused by the COVID19 Coronavirus, a decision has been made to temporarily suspend Sharing the Bounty, our Wednesday night community meal program. This decision was not made lightly. Ultimately the decision was made to best ensure the health and safety of not only the community we serve, but also the volunteers who make it possible for us to serve our community. The tentative return of Sharing the Bounty is planned for after the Shelter in Place order is removed. 

During this time, other meals are available as noted below.  In addition, food is available at these locations:

  • Reach Out food pantry, M-F 1pm-2:30pm – 17400 Peak Ave. (behind St. Catherine Parish) – requires ID as resident of Morgan Hill, Coyote, or San Martin; get bagged groceries once a month, bread and veggies (as available) any day.
  • Groceries for Senior Citizens, Thursday mornings, Advent Lutheran Church. Contact Second Harvest at 408-266-8866 to get prior approval.
  • People That Care, last Tuesday of the month (Jan-Oct), 5-6:30pm, Crossroads Christian Center Fellowship Hall, 145 Wright Ave., Morgan Hill.
  • See full list of Morgan Hill and Gilroy food resources 

Matthew Hendrickson, Chairperson, Mission/Outreach

Free meals for seniors: Great Plates Delivered 

During the COVID-19 shelter-in-place, Governor Newsom approved a plan to help seniors stay home and stay healthy, while providing economic stimulus for local restaurants.  The City of San Jose has partnered with Santa Clara County’s Senior Nutrition program (that subsidizes our Senior Center meals) to provide 3 free, nutritious meals a day, from local restaurants, to adults 65 or older, or those 60-64 who are at high risk from COVID-19.  

Key points of this program:

  • Seniors in Santa Clara County can get 3 free, nutritious meals a day, delivered to their home
  • Apply for the program through Sourcewise (call 408-350-3200, Option #1)
  • The program currently is planned to run until May 7, 2021, unless an extension is granted
  • More information is available here

Denise Melroy, Chairperson, Staff-Parish Relations

You’re Invited to a Community Meal

Sharing the BountyIn Morgan Hill, there is a network of free hot meals served through the week in various locations.  There is no eligibility requirement or form to fill out, just please come and enjoy a nutritious, delicious dinner with us.  During the COVID crisis, meals are provided as take-out only.

Volunteer Opportunity at Sharing the Bounty:

The food is prepared by Martha’s Kitchen, so all we have to do is set up, serve our guests, and clean up!

Volunteers are needed to help in many ways:

  • Setting the tables
  • Preparing the salad
  • Serving the meal
  • Pouring beverages
  • Serving dessert
  • Wash serving pans and utensils
  • Clean up

Matthew HendricksonPlease arrive at 5pm to sign in, and receive orientation if this is your first time helping.  

This is a wonderful opportunity for teens needing community service hours, or adults wanting to give back to the community.

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Hendrickson, Sharing the Bounty Coordinator. 


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