“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.

  • Asking for Help at 80 – America’s New Faces of Hunger, PBS.ORG
  • “In 2013, the last year for which data is available, 15.5 percent of America’s seniors — roughly 9.6 million people — faced the threat of hunger…When mortgage payments and medicine are a priority, there is not always money left for food.”

  • Life on the Dole: Stories From Mothers, GAWKER.COM
  • New weekly series from Gawker features personal stories from people on food stamps and other safety net programs

  • Baltimore Schools Will Now Give Free Meals to All Kids, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
  • Love this!

    Thank you @bitesv for an awesome weekend! #bitesv

    A photo posted by Second Harvest Food Bank (@2ndharvest) on

  • Trader Joe’s Ex-President Opens Stores With Aging Food and Cheap Meals, WW2.KQED.ORG
  • What do you think about this grocery store concept?

  • Here’s Why Americans Waste So Much Food, SMITHSONIANMAG.COM
  • What motivates you to reduce food waste?

  • Stand Up for Kids and End Child Hunger (Op-Ed), MERCURYNEWS.COM
  • Have you ever thought about what role pediatricians can play in the fight against child hunger? A recent op-ed by Cindy McCown, our VP of Community Engagement and Policy, and Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, pediatrician at Ravenswood Family Health Center, talks about how we’re collaborating in East Palo Alto.

    Just a couple of the adorable cards that we received from students at St. Timothy’s Lutheran School in San Jose

    A photo posted by Second Harvest Food Bank (@2ndharvest) on

  • 5 Amazing Strategies to Eliminate Food Waste and Feed the Hungry, TIME.COM
  • Some really good ideas here. On our end, we continue to expand our grocery rescue program which makes excess, unused food from local grocery stores available to neighborhood pantries, shelters and soup kitchens.

  • To Tackle Food Waste, Big Grocery Chain Will Sell Produce Rejects, NPR.ORG
  • Last week, Raley’s announced it will tackle the food waste problem by selling less-than-perfect fruits and vegetables starting in July. Would you purchase these so-called ‘produce rejects’?

  • What It’s Really Like to Cook on a Food Stamp Budget, THEKITCHN.COM
  • Want to know what the real challenges are for people cooking on a food stamp budget? Check out this blog post from The Kitchn.

  • East Palo Alto: Food Collaborative Aims to Feed Needy, MERCURYNEWS.COM
  • “The criteria for a meal is any child who comes can get a meal. We want to make sure there is not any stigma attached to this (program).” – Susan Takala, Second Harvest Food Bank Director of Community Partnerships

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