Our deadline is approaching!

Many local households already earn very low wages and during the winter season, they face loss of work hours, especially if they work in agriculture. The rising costs of groceries, gas, and other essential goods as well as the increase in the cost of rent, put these families in very tight financial stress. In addition, we are seeing some farms and ranches close, leaving some families desperately looking for housing that is already scarce in our community. The Get Healthy San Mateo County report states that about 30-40% of San Mateo County residents are food insecure but ineligible for benefits because of the difference in local self-sufficiency measures and the federal poverty line that qualifies people for programs.

With your financial support this winter, we will help alleviate some of challenges that low-income families and individuals are facing and give them the dignity they deserve to purchase the food they need. You can help be the bridge to independence to 250 farmworkers, seniors, and low-income families with grocery gift cards this winter by donating online or with gift cards by December 1, 2023. To donate online, please follow the button below!


Support our Winter Gift Card Drive!


The Trusted Bridge to Independence

Every day, Puente works side by side with community members to build and increase equity for all who call the South Coast home.



Calendar of Activities

There you will find our programs, events, and some more important dates.




You can make a difference by donating to Puente today.

Our donors change lives. Puente’s programs and services have provided an essential lifeline to South Coast families since 1998.

Support Puente so we may continue to build a healthy, inclusive and sustainable community for years to come.



Our Impact

At Puente, we believe that self-sufficiency is essential for turning those dreams into reality. Every day, we walk side-by-side with our South Coast neighbors as they cross the bridge toward independence. By advocating for health, education, and community development, we elevate our communities to build confidence for themselves.

Because when people have equitable access to the local resources that support their dreams, they’re one step closer to realizing them.

For more data and information, please follow the link for our 2021-2022 Annual Report.