“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.
“While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and “non-traditional” students, helping them stay, succeed and meet basic needs like getting enough food requires greater investment.”
We’ve partnered with San Jose State University to provide food to hungry students on campus. More than 500 students received fresh fruit, vegetables, canned food and other groceries at Monday’s mobile pantry visit. To qualify for the free service, students must be a current SJSU student with an annual income below $23,540.
- How Do You Get a Picky Kid to Eat Healthy? Research Shows the Way, KQED.ORG
- It’s Never Been More Important to Donate to Hunger Relief Charities, EATER.COM
- Menlo-Atherton Teens Collect Canned Goods for Food Bank, MERCURYNEWS.COM
- Cranksgiving: New Event Collecting Food For Those In Need Wheels Into South Bay, NBCBAYAREA.COM
- Jackson: Silicon Valley Hunger Paradox Leaves More in Need as Economy Soars, , MERCURYNEWS.COM
“Unfortunately, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive in Silicon Valley, even with the soaring economy. It’s the new hunger paradigm. As the economy grows, so does the number of people who need food. That’s because the incredible economic growth we’ve seen in recent years is actually making it more difficult for low to moderate-wage earners to pay their bills and put food on the table.” Read our CEO Kathy Jackson’s Op-Ed in The Mercury News.
Please keep those turkeys coming! #gratitude #givewhatmatters #donate #Repost @carlosletelier ・・・ Today @elle___rose and I donated 75 turkeys to @2ndharvest. It came out to 900lbs which will feed 750 people in our community this Thanksgiving. Thank you @tonyrobbins and @gisellacbr for the inspiration. #goodbreedsgood #contribution #donate
Our community nutritionists are big ‘nudgers’ too
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