It’s no secret that wealth and growing business surround San Francisco. Apple constructed a massive campus that resembles a spaceship, the Golden State Warriors are building a new stadium, and the Salesforce Tower will become the tallest building in San Francisco. In fact, more than 25% of global venture capital investment is located in the Bay Area.
However, this makes it easy to overlook issues of severe poverty, homelessness, and hunger. In fact, more than a quarter of people who live in the Tenderloin District, San Francisco – a neighborhood that is blocks away from the thriving Financial District – live below the poverty line.
To help give back to the community, VCO volunteered with Project Open Hand, an organization that provides meals to seniors and critically ill clients. On the eve of Thanksgiving, the VCO team chopped 250 pounds of onions for Thanksgiving soup and also served lunch! Aside from some friendly chopping competition, we had a blast learning and connecting with our community. We can’t wait to do it again!