“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.
“A new study suggests that programs like food stamps and housing vouchers cut poverty by almost twice as much as we thought they did.”
“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.”
We’re so honored and excited to be featured on the cover of today’s Silicon Valley Business Journal!
“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.”
“…a guide on how to become better at not feeding your garbage can with your good edible food…”
“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?”
In this San Jose Mercury News op-ed, our CEO Kathy Jackson argues that no one should have to choose between food or housing.
A photo posted by Second Harvest Food Bank (@2ndharvest) on Nov 24, 2015 at 5:26pm PST
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.”
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.
“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].”
❤ this sooo much ~ Thank you, Noah, for sharing your birthday with our neighbors in need! #givewhatmatters #repost @janicerose ・・・ Instead of presents, Noah requested for canned food donations at his bday party. He collected 3 boxes full of food for Second Harvest Food Bank. I am so proud of him. I love you son! #momlife #noahpatrick #giveback #shfb #secondharvestfoodbank
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