“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.
Perishable prepared food donations are a bit more challenging for nonprofits to accept and distribute. Thanks to a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, we’ve hired consultants to help us figure out if and how we should manage these kinds of donations.
“An estimated one in seven Americans faced inadequate or inconsistent access to food at some point in 2014.”
“The cities riding major economic booms are losing the greatest proportion of their poor and middle class residents. Two of the top three most expensive areas for renters—San Jose, Calif., and Silver Spring, Md.—saw the greatest exodus for those earning $60,000 or less.”
Last year, we acquired about 29.5 million pounds of fresh produce through California Association of Food Banks’ Farm to Family program!
“In a month, millions of school-age children will be leaving the security of their schools — and school-provided breakfasts and lunches — for homes that don’t have enough food in them.”
“In San Francisco and Silicon Valley, there’s about a 50 percent chance that it’s worth $1 million or more.” Yep, that’s our reality.
Today, we visited our awesome partner agency St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy. This is a refrigerated truck that we were able to provide to St. Joseph’s through an Infrastructure grant, which has made it a lot easier for them to pick up and deliver perishable foods. #endhunger #togetherwecan #gilroy A photo posted by Second Harvest Food Bank (@2ndharvest) on May 25, 2016 at 3:46pm PDT
“After 20 years, for example, every dollar in the pocket of a poor consumer would be worth just 88 cents compared to what a wealthier consumer would be able to buy with it at the grocery store, given the differences in inflation and in both consumers’ preferences.”
“While jobs are more plentiful and pay better in Silicon Valley than in other parts of the state, the higher cost of living still leaves many middle class and lower-income residents in a bind. ‘Even if you are paid more on the job, you are still falling behind at a faster rate than the state and the nation,’ [California Budget & Policy Center Executive Director Chris] Hoene said.”
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