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4 11, 2016

Meet Josh: Donor Relations Specialist

Have you ever called our Donor Hotline? Have you ever wondered about the voice on the other end? Heading in to the busy holiday season at Second Harvest, we’d like to introduce you to Josh Marcotte, our Donor Relations Specialist. Josh and his team of holiday staff are ready and waiting to help any donors who need assistance running a Food and Fund Drive, or making a donation. What do you do at Second Harvest? As the Donor Relations Specialist, I assist the community with setting […]

3 11, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Going Back to Mindful Eating

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County Our eating habits have changed throughout the years and part of it is due to the introduction of new technology, the business of our lives, and the way our modern world works. It is common to find people eating in front of the computer, with a smart phone in their hands, biting on a sandwich while driving, or multi-tasking while having a meal. For many of us, this has become the new normal. […]

3 11, 2016

Special Events and Promos Benefiting Second Harvest

‘Tis the season of giving! Thanks to the many community groups and local businesses that are supporting our work and helping our neighbors in need this holiday season. Here’s a list of special events and promotions benefiting the Food Bank (we’ll be adding more as we hear about them, so please check back often) […]

2 11, 2016

October Social Media Roundup

“Social Media Round-Up” is a compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. California’s Extreme Economy Creates a New Class of ‘Poor’, CSMONITOR.COM “The struggles of working families to make ends meet amid rising housing and child care costs is well known. The Census Bureau has even put a name on it: the supplemental poor. And California has a supplemental poor problem.” 1 in 5 U.S. Households With Kids Don’t Have Enough to Eat, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM […]

1 11, 2016

Bring Us Your Frozen Turkeys

We need your help getting turkeys so that local pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that rely on us for food can provide their clients with a traditional holiday meal. Our turkey goal this year is 19,000. Chickens and ham are great too, but we don’t have a specific goal for those. Frozen turkey, frozen chicken, and non-perishable food (check out our most-needed foods list) donations can be dropped off at […]

31 10, 2016

Local Hunger Fighters: Nu Knickerbocker

“Local Hunger Fighters” is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved.   Local Hunger Fighter: Nu Knickerbocker, Front Desk Receptionist, Salvation Army in San Jose How are you helping Second Harvest Food Bank and our community? Here at the Salvation Army, we are trying to help our community by teaming up with workers from Second Harvest to […]

30 10, 2016

Nurturing Angelica’s Excellence

Patrick Manigque and his family are real clients of Second Harvest Food Bank and are featured in this year’s Holiday Food and Fund Drive materials. Meet the people that you’ve seen on our food donation barrels: After migrating from the Philippines to become a teacher, Joy left behind the love of her life, Patrick. Patrick had planned the entire wedding while Joy studied Special Education training in Maryland. At her first opportunity to return and get married […]

30 10, 2016

State Emergency Food Assistance Program Provides Chicken for Families in Need

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, VP of Community Engagement and Policy Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to leveraging resources to provide the highest quality, most wholesome food possible to our clients. In 2011, food banks and anti-hunger organizations developed a state funding structure called the State Emergency Food Assistance Program. The program uses existing infrastructure […]

29 10, 2016

CEO Kathy Jackson Participates in Release of Groundbreaking Report

Second Harvest Food Bank participated in the release of a groundbreaking report on Silicon Valley nonprofits and philanthropy, authored by Open Impact. The Giving Code: The State of Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy discusses why local community-based nonprofit organizations are struggling to meet demand in one of the wealthiest […]

6 10, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Cans or Cash, Not Candy

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Community Nutrition Manager At Second Harvest, we love Halloween! Every year, we have so much fun dressing up for our staff costume contest (skits included), decorating the office, and enjoying our staff Halloween party. However, there’s one thing that we don’t love as much – every November through December, our barrels flood with donated […]