“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.

  • Study: Food Stamps Do Much More to Fight Poverty Than We Thought, VOX.COM
  • “A new study suggests that programs like food stamps and housing vouchers cut poverty by almost twice as much as we thought they did.”

  • I’ve Worked for Five Decades But Still Need Food Stamps to Get By, WASHINGTONPOST.COM
  • “In the last 15 years, the number of seniors suffering from hunger jumped by 45 percent. Food insecurity is dangerous for everyone but for the elderly in particular. Hungry seniors are 60 percent more likely to experience depression, 53 percent more likely to report a heart attack and 52 percent more likely to develop asthma.”

  • How Second Harvest Food Bank Became Silicon Valley Companies’ First Choice When It Comes to Giving Back, BIZJOURNALS.COM
  • We’re so honored and excited to be featured on the cover of today’s Silicon Valley Business Journal!

  • As College Tuition Spikes, Soup Kitchens Are the New Cafeteria, TAKEPART.COM
  • “As college costs spiral and more kids from lower-income families decide to enroll, about half of students are facing a choice: tuition and books or food. And they’re skipping meals to make ends meet.”

  • How to Avoid the Food Waste Traps During the Holiday Seasons, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
  • “…a guide on how to become better at not feeding your garbage can with your good edible food…”

  • Hunger Makes You Crave More Than Food, SCIENTIFICAMERICAN.COM
  • “We should be aware of hunger’s subconscious effects on our judgment. Do I really want to buy this pillow, or am I just hungry?”

  • Kathy Jackson: Food or Housing? People Shouldn’t Have to Choose, MERCURYNEWS.COM
  • In this San Jose Mercury News op-ed, our CEO Kathy Jackson argues that no one should have to choose between food or housing.

  • Second Harvest Food Bank Serves Up Fresh Fruits and Veggies Along With Packaged Foods, MERCURYNEWS.COM
  • DYK more than half of the food that we distribute is fresh produce? “From the farms through Second Harvest, roughly 42 types of fruits and vegetables will make their way to the tables of those in need.”

  • Delfina and Mauricio are Poster Faces for This Year’s Seconed Harvest Food and Fund Drive, INMENLO.COM
  • A lot of folks don’t realize that the family on our food donation barrels are real clients who want to help us feed more people in need.

  • California’s Working Poor Grow Poorer, DAILYNEWS.COM
  • “Pay for California’s bottom 20 percent of wage-earners has declined by 11.3 percent since 1979, when adjusted for inflation, according to the [California Budget and Policy Center].”

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