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7 09, 2018

Be a Turkey Trot Volunteer

September 7th, 2018|

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, which benefits: The Healthier Kids Foundation The Health Trust The Housing Trust Silicon Valley Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County The 5K/10K race will be held on Thanksgiving [...]

5 09, 2018

Nutrition in Action: School Lunch Inspiration

September 5th, 2018|

It's that time of the year again! We are saying goodbye to summer as back-to-school season is here. As many parents are sending their children back to school, they're also thinking about what types of foods to pack in their kids’ lunchboxes. It’s important to remember that students need foods that will fuel their brains [...]

27 07, 2018

Reaching More People Through Client Marketing

July 27th, 2018|

Holly Cohen, Second Harvest’s Encore Fellow in Marketing, is leading our efforts in a new endeavor: client marketing. Why has Second Harvest decided to focus on client marketing? Holly: We estimate that over 700,000 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are in need of some level of assistance from Second Harvest, but we’re [...]

2 07, 2018

Cindy McCown Leaves a Legacy of Food and Friends

July 2nd, 2018|

Special post by Caitlin Kerk, Second Harvest Food Bank supporter and consultant I knew of Cindy McCown long before I ever worked at Second Harvest Food Bank. She has been the go-to person when it comes to hunger and food access in Silicon Valley for more than three decades. After 34 years at the Food [...]

28 06, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Recap of Our Work in Santa Clara County

June 28th, 2018|

Our Nutrition Department is always trying to come up with strategies and ideas to encourage clients, not only to take and eat the food that we provide, but to become nutrition advocates in their communities. Part of what we do to accomplish this goal is to work with our Partner Agencies and distribution site leaders. [...]

19 06, 2018

Summer Hunger: A Health Care Perspective

June 19th, 2018|

Special post by Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Janine Bruce, DrPH, MPH, Stanford School of Medicine “Today's park lunch. Flat bread turkey and cheese sandwich, apple, dried cranberries, whole grain cracker, juice, water and a milk. The cafeteria menu is the same grab and go box-out on the school yard and [...]

18 06, 2018

Comidas de verano gratuitas y saludables para niños y adolescentes

June 18th, 2018|

Si necesita ayuda para obtener comida este verano. Hay más de 120 lugares que ofrecen comida en los Condados de Santa Clara y San Mateo. No se requiere documentación o identificación. Para comidas gratuitas y saludables de verano, para niños y adolescentes menores de 18 años, busque lugares cerca de usted enviando un mensaje de [...]

7 06, 2018

Free, Healthy Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

June 7th, 2018|

If you need help getting food this summer, there are over 120 locations offering food in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. No paperwork or identification is required. For free, healthy summer meals for kids and teens under 18, find locations near you by texting "Food" to 877-877 or call 1-800-984-3663. We all know that [...]

4 06, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Do You Know These Spring Fruits and Veggies?

June 4th, 2018|

Our winter "Unfamiliar Produce" posters have been super successful! Our partner agencies were very excited to display them at their distributions and pantries. We've also heard from several clients they like the posters and find it very useful and easy to follow. We now want to introduce our spring "Unfamiliar Produce" posters! We featured fruits [...]

3 05, 2018

Schools are a Great Place to Reach Hungry Kids

May 3rd, 2018|

Alejandra, Oak Grove High School junior, is surrounded by food and rolling carts provided by Second Harvest Food Bank. Alejandra and her mother pick up free groceries at her high school every Monday afternoon. The 17-year-old junior hopes to someday be an engineer in the aerospace industry. Her dad works hard, but the [...]