“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 homeless college student in Wisconsin is working to get SNAP, also known as food stamps, accepted as a form of payment at her college’s dining halls and food markets. Studies have shown that food insecurity is a big problem on several college campuses: a 2015 report from the California State University system found that about 10% of its students were homeless and over 20% of students experience food insecurity.

“The new study finds that food insecurity…may be a key contributor to common mental disorders.”

7th inning stretch, “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” with supporters! Thank you, @sjgiants!

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DYK the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (known as CalFresh in California) provides millions of low-wage workers with income to help feed their families? Learn more about the program from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

“In San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 38 percent of kids receive free or reduced-fee lunches during the school year, yet fewer than 20 percent of those children take advantage of free lunch programs in the summer.” So proud to be a partner in this library-based summer meals program.

Here’s one way community members are stepping up to help our neighbors in need. If you or someone you know needs help getting food, please contact our Food Connection Hotline – www.shfb.org/getfood

“Healthier meals could raise student achievement by about 4 percentile points on average.”

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