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2020 Community Hero Award

Gift of Food for Senior Citizens

2020 Community Hero Award for Community Service

From California State Assembly Member Kansen Chu for service and dedication to the residents of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and enlisting other teens to join the mission.

Home: Welcome


Gift of Food for Senior Citizens was founded to address the unique challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for seniors and retirement homes. Retirement homes have to cook multiple meals daily for the resident seniors and in order to maintain isolation and maximum social distancing are often limited in their ability to go out and shop for food items. We would like to invite teens all over California to join us in collecting non-perishable food items to give the Gift of Food as our sign of support for retirement homes and help them stay safe.

Home: Who We Are

Rosh Roy


Rosh is a junior at The Harker School. He loves to play soccer and participate in track and field. He is also on his School DECA team and participates in business plan and marketing related events. On a lighter side he loves cooking.

Rosh has also founded Sports2AllKids, Inc. (  a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of bringing the joy of sports to under privileged kids. 

Anirudh Kotamraju


I am a rising senior at the Harker School in San Jose, California. Especially due to the current pandemic, old-age retirement homes are in great need of food and health-related assistance. I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to support these communities through Gift of Food. In my spare time, I enjoy programming and doing robotics on my school's team.


Prajval Sharma

Chapter President, Cupertino High School

I am a freshman at Cupertino High School, Cupertino, California. I enjoy helping others because I feel it can really make a difference. Eldercare is a key area that needs to be addressed so I decided to be a part of Gift of Food. In my spare time, I do enjoy programming computer software, practicing Yoga, and meditating prayers.

Kyle Koh

Chapter President, Monta Vista High School

I am a junior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. I help others because I know that I'm in a fortunate position and I should use it to give back. I decided to be a part of Gift of Food, because I know there are people in my community who would really appreciate simple gestures such as receiving food. In my leisure time, I enjoy playing sports, learning subjects outside of school, and spending time with my friends.

Home: Meet the Team

Get Involved

How: Identify a retirement home and deliver non-perishable foods. For proof, request a receipt and if possible, take a photo as well while dropping off the items. Once done send us your name, grade, school name, short bio, name of the retirement home and proof/s.

What: Non-perishable foods like canned food, grains, pasta, sauces, dry fruits, juices etc.

Who: Any teen or youth in any city or state in the United States

When: During COVID-19 lockdown in place

Where: Any retirement home in your city or neighborhood

High School Chapter President Opportunity: Donate at least $50 worth of nonperishable food items to 3 retirement homes.

Regional Head Opportunity: Donate at least $50 worth of non-perishable food items each to the "highest number of retirement homes in any region other than Northern California" by August 31st, 2021.

National Head Opportunity: Regional Heads who recruit at least 2 new Chapter Presidents in 2 states other than California by August 31st, 2021.


Food Donation Drop-Off

Wesley Manor Retirement Community

Bag of Rice, Cans of Tomato Sauce, Black Beans, Red Beans, Sweet Corn, Delhi Potato and Pizza Kits.

Food Donation Drop-Off

Kisco Senior Living - BridgePoint

Bag of Rice, Vegetables, Fruits


Food Donation Drop-Off

Helping Seniors in San Jose

Pasta, Noodles, Various types of Soup

Mask Drop-Off

Chateau Retirement Residence

100 Washable cotton masks to keep our seniors safe.
"You are doing a fantastic job", Marie of Chateau Cupertino.


Snacks and Masks Drop-off

BridgePoint Retirement Community

100 Washable cotton masks and variety of snacks.

Home: What We Do

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain

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Contact Gift of Food

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