“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.
11/4: Struggling in the Shadow of Silicon Valley Wealth, USATODAY.COM
“Throughout Silicon Valley, fences and roads divide the rich from poor, the powerful from the powerless.”
11/9: My Wages Are Too High For Help But Too Low To Let Me Get Ahead, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
11/9: These Sickeningly Beautiful Photos of Rotting Food Remind You How Much Food You Waste, FASTCOEXIST.COM
“The project was a reminder of a simple fact: One third of all the food grown in the world is thrown away.” What do you think of these photos? Did they make you think differently about food waste?
11/14: How ‘Double Bucks’ For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill, NPR.ORG
What if people receiving SNAP benefits were incentivized to purchase fresh produce? The farm bill that passed earlier this year included $100 million, over the next five years, to boost SNAP dollars when they’re spent on fresh fruits and vegetables.
11/18: Woman Gives Back to Organization that Fed Her Family in Time of Need, ABC7NEWS.COM
ABC7 News did a wonderful piece on Irene, a client and volunteer of Second Harvest Food Bank. Thank you, Irene, for sharing your story!
11/19: To End Food Waste, Change Needs to Begin at Home, NPR.ORG
“‘Food production is not an issue…[We] produce enough food, but we’re throwing away all this food, and a mile away, people don’t have enough.'”
11/26: How Food and Family Meals Impact Happiness, SOCIALMEDIAWEEK.ORG
DYK that people who eat 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day rank highest in happiness and mental health? Get more fun food factoids.
Mike Mallet donated 198 frozen turkeys and his generosity was rewarded – his name was picked in our drawing for a pair of tickets to the #49ers vs. Seahawks game on Thanksgiving Day! When Mike picked up the tickets, he told us that he went by Levi's Stadium while it was under construction but he hasn't been by there since it's been finished. He promised to cheer hard AGAINST the Seahawks. Congrats Mike! #gratitude
11/29: Despite Bay Area Boom, a Widespread Need for Food Aid as Holidays Approach, KQED.ORG
“The cost of living is going up, and that’s really affecting the people we serve,” said Tami Cárdenas, Second Harvest Food Bank’s vice president of development and marketing. “Considering that the economy has improved so much, we hoped the need would not be as chronic and as high.”
11/30: In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking “Use By” Labels, NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC.COM
“Simple confusion over the wording of the various kinds of expiration dates on food products accounts for a significant percentage of avoidable food wastage… ‘Use by,’ ‘best before,’ and ‘display until’ all have different meanings, but for many consumers the calendar date they see is all that matters.”
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