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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 [...]

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 [...]