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8 01, 2018

Food Connection Hotline: 30 Years of Helping Our Neighbors in Need

January 8th, 2018|

A Food Connection Hotline operator answers the phone in the late 80s. Our Food Connection Hotline recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary and we sat down with Cindy McCown, VP of Community Engagement and Policy and resident historian (she’s been with Second Harvest Food Bank for over 30 years!), to learn more about its [...]

8 01, 2018

Nutrition Newbie: Listen to Your Body

January 8th, 2018|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Director of Community Nutrition Slow down, breathe, disconnect and enjoy! As we enter into a new year, for many of us, it’s a time of resolutions, trying out new diets (detoxing from all of that sugar and eggnog?!) [...]

4 01, 2018

Local Hunger Fighter: Graciela Ramirez

January 4th, 2018|

Local Hunger Fighter: Graciela Ramirez, St. Joseph’s Family Center Our Food Connection Specialist Jessica Davis thinks that Graciela (Grace) Ramirez from St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy works really hard to end hunger in her community: “I LOVE St. Joseph’s Family Center!  All of the staff is amazing and they all have a different perspective [...]

3 01, 2018

December Social Media Roundup

January 3rd, 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. U.S. Sees Reading Scores Drop, Is Bypassed by 3 Nations, MERCURYNEWS.COM "One-quarter of students arrived at school hungry every day, and scored on average 32 points lower than those who are well [...]

22 12, 2017

Second Harvest Food Bank’s 2017 Best Nine

December 22nd, 2017|

As this year comes to a close, we went through a fun exercise of figuring out our nine most memorable stories and events.  Without further ado, here's our 2017 Best Nine: Best Mention in the News – The Guardian article highlighted results from our study that found 26.8% of the Silicon Valley population qualify as [...]

12 12, 2017

1 in 4 at Risk for Hunger in Silicon Valley

December 12th, 2017|

Special Blog Post By: Ellen Coppins, Market Research Analyst Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties has released results of its Food Insecurity Study for Silicon Valley revealing that hunger is far more pervasive in Silicon Valley than previous studies have shown – 1 in 4 people in Santa Clara and [...]

6 12, 2017

When Housing is ‘On the Table’ in Silicon Valley

December 6th, 2017|

On November 15, 2017, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation sponsored “On the Table Silicon Valley,” a one-day event bringing thousands of local people throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to eat and talk about our region's housing challenges and possible solutions. According to SVCF, more than 700 hosts led conversations with over 6,000 participants. [...]

4 12, 2017

November Social Media Roundup

December 4th, 2017|

"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. Little Girl Saves Up to Buy Her Classmates Milk, NOWTHIS Annual M-A Canned Food Drive Kicks Off November 1, INMENLO.COM ‘We Still Need to Eat’: Tech Boom Creates Working Homeless, USNEWS.COM "The [...]

15 11, 2017

Give Us Frozen Turkeys

November 15th, 2017|

While monetary donations are the most critical and we can really stretch the dollars you donate, we’re also grateful for food donations. Many families appreciate turkeys so they can have a traditional holiday meal. Our turkey goal this year is 24,000. If you are donating a turkey, frozen turkeys are best, but they should not [...]

6 11, 2017

Holiday Events and Promotions Benefiting Second Harvest

November 6th, 2017|

Celebrate the season of giving with us! Thanks to the many local businesses and community groups that are supporting our work this holiday season. Here’s a list of special holiday events and promotions benefiting the Food Bank (we’ll be adding more as we hear about them, so please check back often): Food and Fund Drives [...]