“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.

9/2: Guess who’s celebrating a 40th Anniversary? Every week during the month of September, we will be celebrating milestones from each decade. In this video, Deborah McGraw, our Donor Services Specialist, tells us about a special event from the 70s. Check out our website for a timeline and picture slideshow: www.SHFB.org/40years

9/5: Nearly half of Second Harvest clients must make difficult trade-offs on regular basis, MERCURYNEWS.COM
“Within the past year, 47 percent of local clients of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties have had to make such trade-offs, either by putting off buying school supplies or delaying continued education.”

9/6: Last year, millions of Americans were hungry. Then Congress cut food stamps., VOX.COM
“In 2013, 17.5 million US households were what the US Department of Agriculture calls ‘food insecure,’ according to a new report. That means that at some point last year, a lack of money made it difficult to buy food.”

9/9: Who loves the 80s? We are continuing our mini-series of videos celebrating the Food Bank’s 40th Anniversary. In this one, Jamison Bloechl, our Senior Application Specialist, reveals a milestone technically from the 80s. Go to www.SHFB.org/40years for more totally awesome milestones.

9/9: The Unemployment Rate In Every State, Before And After The Great Recession, NPR.ORG
Not a full picture, but still interesting

9/12: So What Does Color Have to Do With Health Anyway?, FORVIBRANTHEALTH.WORDPRESS.COM
What does color have to do with our health? A lot! Check out this handy guide. ‪#‎foodiefriday‬

9/14: 21 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks To Help You Cut Down On Food Waste, NEWS.DISTRACTIFY.COM
So many great kitchen hacks that help reduce food waste

9/16: Our 40th Anniversary celebration continues! Manny, Warehouse Manager at our Curtner Center, drops off Michelle, Food Resources Coordinator, to share a milestone about our growth in the 90s. Check out more milestones and a picture slideshow at www.SHFB.org/40years #SHFB40

9/23: We hope you’ve been enjoying our 40th anniversary Instagram video series. This week, we’ve reached the 2000s! In this installment, Shirley Chang, our Partnership Manager for Santa Clara County, shares a milestone for our Produce Mobile Program. For more memorable events from the Food Bank’s history, visit www.SHFB.org/40years #SHFB40

9/27: Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers, BLOGS.KQED.ORG
“With consumers demanding large displays of unblemished, fresh produce, many retailers end up tossing a mountain of perfectly edible food.” We are working to expand our grocery rescue program, which makes excess, unused food from local grocery stores available to neighborhood pantries, shelters and soup kitchens.

9/28: Food Assistance Programs Can Help Seniors in Need, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
“Recent statistics indicate only 39 percent of eligible seniors receive SNAP benefits. There are a number of reasons for the lack of participation. Some seniors are too embarrassed or too proud to apply. Others think that if they receive SNAP they will be taking food benefits away from others (which they won’t). Some think it is too difficult to apply for SNAP, and others don’t even know the program exists.”

9/30: It’s the final installment of our Instagram video series celebrating Second Harvest’s 40th Anniversary! Sam, our Food Resources Representative, tells us about a big milestone for our Grocery Rescue Program. For more memorable moments, visit www.SHFB.org/40years #SHFB40

*** Did you miss our August Social Media Roundup? Click here to read it.