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Area housing organizations and advocates announced Aug. 27 that they are teaming up to provide free groceries to residents at some San Jose affordable housing complexes.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, CityTeam and LifeSTEPS are collaborating to give out free food to residents at LifeSTEPS’ Blossom River Way, The Willows Apartments, Poco Way and Rivertown affordable housing complexes in San Jose.

The food will be offered twice monthly, with fresh produce, meat, dairy, grains and nonperishable food available at the housing locations.

CityTeam will help manage volunteers and distributions. Second Harvest is also providing over $175,000 in upgrades to infrastructure such as walk-in freezers and coolers and a refrigerated truck to transport food to sites, according to Second Harvest.

“We think that providing food to families and seniors who are having to choose between buying nutritious groceries and paying for their rent is a way we can help address the budget gap many are experiencing,” Second Harvest CEO Leslie Bacho said in a statement.