“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 Bay Area search and rescue team that returned from Texas on Monday is now on a flight heading toward Florida as Hurricane Irma looms.The 80-member California Task Force 4 worked 14-hour days to ease some of the misery from Hurricane Harvey, and helped rescue not only people, but also cattle, horses, dogs, cats and birds.”

“Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. About 95 percent of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. In 2014, we disposed of more than 38 million tons of food waste. By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help businesses and consumers save money, provide a bridge in our communities for those who do not have enough to eat, and conserve resources for future generations.”

“Harvests from the gardening classes also help feed residents in need of a healthy meal. ‘We share it with our families here at Almaden,’ Montes said. ‘Almaden is approximately 78 percent free or reduced lunch, so we do have families that will benefit from some of the produce that we yield.”

“Food banks from across the country, including the Bay Area, have been mobilizing to help Hurricane Harvey victims and making a difference in Texas.”

Oatmeal and applesauce headed to Texas. We fight hunger – no matter what. #hungerfreecommunity #hurricaneharvey

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“When it comes to benefits of volunteering, a lot of people think that’s it’s all about the warm and fuzzy feeling you feel after helping someone. As it turns out, that’s far from the only benefit.”

“Store management says it will donate food that is nearing its expiration date to local nonprofit groups like Second Harvest Food Bank, Our Daily Bread and Sunnyvale Community Services.”

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