“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles.
“Eighteen percent of East Palo Alto residents live below the poverty line and the average yearly income per person is $18,385, according to the US Census. For comparison, the average yearly income for all Californians is $29,527.”
“Lawmakers have only 10 days in September for an extended debate on the Iran nuclear deal and must find a way to fund the government by Sept. 30. But they also must reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act…which provides more than 20 million free or reduced-price lunches and more than 11 million free or reduced-price breakfasts for students each day.”
Three SF Bay Area cities are in the top 6 of this list (San Jose is #4), which isn’t cause for celebration…
We’re proud to be a recipient of the California Association of Food Banks Farm to Family program which recovers 140 million pounds of produce a year.
“This month the Child Nutrition Act is up for reauthorization in Congress. It provides more than 20 million free or reduced-price lunches and more than 11 million free or reduced-price breakfasts for students every day.”
Welcome to our new neighbors, Samsung! Last Thursday, our CEO Kathy Jackson attended the grand opening ceremony of its new American headquarters in North San Jose where we were presented with a $100,000 check! Thank you, Samsung, for your commitment to ending local hunger #endhunger #samsungsemius #latergram
“Let’s feed people, not landfills.” On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency called for a 50% reduction in food waste in the United States by 2030.
How’s that for a visual?
Not a bad idea. What do you think?
“The San Jose-centered Silicon Valley saw a 6.7 percent increase in economic output last year, the highest growth rate recorded in the Western states and the 9th highest among the nation’s 381 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).”
“The U.S. has a higher proportion of children living in poverty than most other high-income countries, and it spends just 0.7 percent of its GDP on benefits for families—a fraction of what other middle- and high-income countries spend.”
We are so proud to partner with Loaves and Fishes San Jose – they are AMAZING! #Repost @loavesfishessj ・・・ Thanks to @2ndharvest Loaves and Fishes will be able to cook an additional 600 meals per oven per day. In the last financial year, Second Harvest Food Bank provided Loaves and Fishes $98K worth of infrastructure and 151% more food. This helped us serve 93% more meals, geographically cover 41 more miles and reduce cost oer meal by 37%. Thats what we call partnership. Thank you Second Harvest Food Bank!
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