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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 [...]

2 05, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Thanks, Health Ambassadors!

May 2nd, 2018|

Cooking demo time! April was Volunteer Appreciation Month and the Nutrition Department is so grateful for our volunteer Health Ambassadors. We have about 65 active Health Ambassadors and they are the reason that we can teach 40,000 clients every year as the Nutrition Department staff is only 4 people! Handing out food [...]

2 05, 2018

Remembering Bill Cilker

May 2nd, 2018|

Bill Cilker has a long history with Second Harvest Food Bank as both a former Board Member and a Finance Committee member. Sadly, he passed away on April 3, 2018. Bill has had a significant impact on Second Harvest Food Bank and the community at large. In this blog post, Cindy McCown, Vice President of [...]

2 05, 2018

SNAP and Children’s Health

May 2nd, 2018|

Special Blog Post By Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Deborah Frank, M.D., Boston Medical Center, and Lisa Chamberlain, M.D. As a pediatrician, I know first-hand the importance of good nutrition for my patients and their families. Access to healthy food and an adequate diet supports proper growth [...]

30 04, 2018

On the Road Again

April 30th, 2018|

A retired RV has found a new lease on life — delivering food to communities where it’s just out of reach.  The RV had been utilized by Second Harvest for several years as a means for outreach that eventually became obsolete due to changing technology. As a result, the RV was decommissioned from Food Bank [...]

5 04, 2018

Nutrition in Action: No Easter Candy Please!

April 5th, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action" is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Here's a special message from our Nutrition Department: We hope you had an amazing Easter! We wanted to share a quick reminder to please not donate Easter candy to us since we no longer distribute it to [...]

3 04, 2018

Food Sharing Lab: Focusing on Abundance and Inclusion

April 3rd, 2018|

Taking a page from the Silicon Valley playbook, Second Harvest is investing in innovation and utilizing design thinking to include clients in creating innovative solutions to solve for hunger in our community. On February 15, 2018, the Food Sharing Lab opened at Sunset Ridge Elementary School in Pacifica, California. This pioneering food program is developing [...]

2 04, 2018

Hunger Hurts Kids – Even in Silicon Valley

April 2nd, 2018|

Did your child eat breakfast today? Imagine the heartbreak of sending your kid to school on an empty stomach because you can’t afford food. Sadly, it happens in nearly every neighborhood in Silicon Valley, where 1 in 3 kids is at risk for hunger. That’s because the high cost of housing is making it difficult [...]

2 04, 2018

A Visit to the Capitol: 2018 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

April 2nd, 2018|

Special Blog Post By: Zia MacWilliams, Manager of Federal Children’s Nutrition Programs In February, Second Harvest Food Bank supported my Community Engagement and Policy (CEP) team's attendance at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, co-sponsored by Feeding America and the Food Research and Action Center, in Washington, D.C. I felt lucky to attend the three-day conference with [...]

5 03, 2018

February Social Media Roundup

March 5th, 2018|

"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. America’s Priciest Housing Market Shows No Signs of Cooling, SFGATE.COM "The San Jose region -- which includes Silicon Valley towns such as Palo Alto and Cupertino -- saw the median home value [...]