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2 03, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Making Unfamiliar Produce Prep Easy Through Photos

March 2nd, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action” is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Special Blog Post By: Luiza Naslausky, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County As you know, we serve many members from different nationalities. Because of that, our Nutrition team is always equipped with information and recipes in different [...]

27 02, 2018

Mission College Food Market

February 27th, 2018|

Special Blog Post By: Tometrius Paxton, Senior Manager of Community Partnerships On February 7, the first ever open food distribution was launched at Santa Clara’s Mission College for students and surrounding community neighbors. The food program will help address immediate food insecurities among its most vulnerable college students who are increasingly faced with this question: [...]

8 02, 2018

Feeding America 2017 Advocacy Hall of Fame

February 8th, 2018|

We’re happy to share that we’ve been honored as a member of Feeding America’s 2017 Advocacy Hall of Fame! Forty two food banks across the country met the criteria which included completing activities in five different challenge areas that show our efforts at federal, state and local levels to inform and communicate with our elected [...]

8 02, 2018

January Social Media Roundup

February 8th, 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. Top Ten Homelessness Trends and Issues in 2017, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM "The stereotypical image of a person who is homeless is that inebriated-looking man standing on a gritty urban city street. But wealthy suburban [...]

1 02, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Get a Sizzling View of Cooking Healthy

February 1st, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action" is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator Exciting news: our Nutrition Department is now making cooking videos! The idea came after the success of the cooking workshops we've been doing in the community and the [...]

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 [...]