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29 04, 2017

Second Harvest’s Junior League Nominees

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we wanted to let you know about two very special people who volunteer with Second Harvest.  Every year the Food Bank nominates a couple of our thousands of volunteers to be recognized by the Junior League of San Jose for their volunteering efforts. This year, we nominated Amanda West and Allen Cade. [...]

26 04, 2017

Promotores de Second Harvest “Live in the Need”

My name is Vicky Avila-Medrano. My job at the Food Bank is to serve as Food Connection Coordinator of our team of volunteer Promotores de Second Harvest. "Promotores" is Spanish for “promoters.” I began working with one of Second Harvest’s partners, El Cancilio, in San Mateo County in 1997. I grew the Promotores program there and, [...]

24 04, 2017

Kathy Jackson: On Leaving What You Love

Working at Second Harvest has been one the highlights of my life. It’s safe to say that the Food Bank looks a lot different than it did in 2009, and I could not be more proud of what we’ve accomplished together. During my tenure, we expanded to three facilities, adding a dedicated produce distribution center, [...]

22 02, 2017

Sacrificing it All for Her Daughter

Nichelle had a series of good jobs and a nice car. Then she lost her job during the Great Recession in 2009. While unemployed Nichelle became pregnant and couldn’t afford to stay in her apartment. After the birth of her daughter Lilliana she spent many months living on the couches of friends and family. In 2013 her father, a retired veteran, was evicted from his home of 30 years. Nichelle and her father agreed to move in to a new place together in Millbrae, to ease the burden of rent. She now rents a room from her father, and shares the room with her 6-year-old daughter. […]