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Food for Thought

Press Release Date 
Friday, 4 December, 2009
This holiday season, The Tech Museum is doing its part to help collect food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, which is fighting a steep decline in donations this year. Receive a free ticket to STAR TREK®: THE EXHIBITION for each select grocery bag of four to six items made up of high-quality, high-protein items such as tuna, soups, chili, or canned fruits and vegetables, low-sugar cereals, and fruit juices. Though the donations are being accepted this week, Star Trek tickets are valid for the entire run of the exhibition. All food donations will be turned over to the food bank, which has seen record requests for assistance even as its stock has dwindled because of the economic downturn. Every month, more than 216,000 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties rely on the food bank to help feed themselves and their families. With your donation, you receive free entry to the blockbuster exhibition, which brings together the original costumes, genuine props and authentic recreations of sets from all five Star Trek television series and 11 Star Trek feature films, including the new box office smash hit. The exhibition, in town for a limited engagement, is spread across 15,000-square-feet and features more than 200 artifacts. WHAT: Museum visitors receive one free ticket to STAR TREK®: THE EXHIBITION with every bag of select groceries collected for the Second Harvest Food Bank WHERE: The Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose WHEN: Monday, December 7th through Friday, December 11th About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit educational resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through educational programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future. About Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties Second Harvest Food Bank is the single largest nonprofit provider of food to low-income households in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and the seventh largest food bank in the country. In addition to operating community nutrition programs, Second Harvest Food Bank works with lawmakers to advocate for policy changes and strives to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Contact: Roqua Montez Senior Manager Public Relations (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org