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5 06, 2017

Summer Feeding Sites: A Critical Nutrition Link For Thousands of Kids

June 5th, 2017|

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy For some kids, summer means going on vacation, attending specialized camps and participating in other enrichment activities. I was one of those kids who got to go on a family vacation and attend camp every summer. I never once questioned where my next meal would come from. As I grow in my knowledge about the issue, I came to appreciate that I did not have that stress or worry of not knowing where my next meal would come from. Thousands of kids in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties won’t have access to the free and reduced-priced meals they rely on during the school year. […]

3 06, 2017

2017 Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference: Strengthen. Inspire. Transform.

June 3rd, 2017|

Last month, over 250 staff members and volunteers from our community partners attended our Annual Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City. It was an exciting day of learning, networking and celebrating local hunger-fighting leaders. The theme of this year’s conference was Strengthen. Inspire. Transform. The goal was to strengthen the capacity of our partners to serve clients, inspire those partners to enhance and improve their work with new ideas and tools, and […]

30 04, 2017

Celebrating Generosity: Make Hunger History Awards Recap

April 30th, 2017|

The Make Hunger History Awards Celebration was held on April 20 at Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto. We celebrated the efforts of both community and corporate Food and Fund Drive Coordinators who managed drives that bring in barrels of food and significant funding every year.  With that support, we're able to feed more than one quarter [...]

5 04, 2017

Food is Foundational: Hunger Action Summit Recap

April 5th, 2017|

Our annual Hunger Action Summit was held on March 14th in partnership with Santa Clara University’s Food and Agribusiness Institute. Over 200 people gathered to hear the latest update about hunger in our community and discuss ways that we can work toward Second Harvest’s vision of a hunger-free community. The Summit focused on the idea that food is foundational. As Cat Cvengros, our VP of Development and Marketing said, “That’s why hunger needs a seat at the table when we talk about key policy issues like education, health and […]

3 03, 2017

Engaging with Government: First Annual Legislative Breakfasts

March 3rd, 2017|

Second Harvest Food Bank recently held our First Annual Legislative Breakfasts, one for Santa Clara County legislators and one for San Mateo County legislators. We invited representatives from all different levels of government – local, state and federal – to attend and learn more about the Food Bank, our legislative priorities and how they can help us in our vision of a hunger-free community. […]

2 03, 2017

Health Ambassadors Make Nutritious Eating Easy

March 2nd, 2017|

March is National Nutrition Month so we are taking a closer look at some of the volunteers who help our clients eat right. While the Food Bank provides an abundance of healthy options, we also want to ensure clients understand the basics of nutrition and know how to use the produce we offer to maximize their health. We have a team of nutritionists on staff, butwith food distributions occurring at over 850 sites in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, they can’t do it alone. To reach more people with their important […]