/Advocacy
2 02, 2017

Feeding America 2016 Advocacy Hall of Fame

Second Harvest Food Bank has been honored as a member of Feeding America’s 2016 Advocacy Hall of Fame. Nearly 40 food banks across the country met the criteria which included completing activities in five different challenge areas that show our efforts at the federal, state and local levels to inform and communicate with our elected officials and community members about hunger issues. […]

7 01, 2017

No New Funding or Improvements for Federal Child Nutrition Programs

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy In 2016, individuals, organizations, faith communities and anti-hunger organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank worked hard with policymakers to reauthorize funding for the federal child nutrition programs.  Unfortunately, we were not able to do so. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs […]

6 07, 2016

Summer Feeding Sites Provide Free Meals to Kids

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy Summer is here and that means thousands of kids in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties won’t have access to the free and reduced-priced meals they rely on during the regular school year. Making sure their kids have enough healthy food to eat during the summer can be difficult for families […]

4 04, 2016

Too Hungry to Learn: 2016 Hunger Action Summit Recap

At last month's Hunger Action Summit, an annual forum that sparks conversation and inspires action to end local hunger, speakers addressed what it will take to ensure that the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs has access to the nutritious food they need to succeed academically. Organized by Second Harvest Food Bank and Santa Clara [...]

4 03, 2016

Feeding America 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame

We’re excited to tell you that we’re one of nearly 40 food banks and state associations in the Feeding America Network that made it into its 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame! To get this designation, we needed to meet 5 challenges and show how our advocacy efforts make an impact locally, at the state level, [...]

4 09, 2015

What is the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act?

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank VP of Community Engagement and Policy We have an opportunity to let our federal elected representatives know why providing healthy food to children matters. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs for low-income children is currently being reviewed by Congress. [...]

2 09, 2014

Help Us Raise Awareness During Hunger Action Month

Here in America, there is more than enough food to feed every man, woman and child, yet 50 million people face hunger. In Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, more than 1 in 10 people receive food from Second Harvest Food Bank. Each and every one of us has a role to play in getting [...]

30 03, 2012

Harvest of Knowledge 2012

All of us at Second Harvest are proud of the role we play in mobilizing our community to help strengthen local safety net organizations. Through hosting our 7th Annual Harvest of Knowledge Conferences, we gathered hundreds of our community partners to share best practices and create a forum for idea sharing. The conference was a catalyst for improving social change and local hunger relief efforts.

16 11, 2011

Action Alert: Urgent Need to Call Congress Today! – 11.16.11

Right now, the Super Committee is racing against the November 23 deadline to draft legislation that would cut at least $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit.  Meanwhile, the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are still working to finalize the details of their recommendations to the Super Committee, which we expect will include $4-5 billion in [...]

22 08, 2011

California Farm Bill Listening Sessions

CDFA SECRETARY KAREN ROSS TO HOLD CALIFORNIA FARM BILL LISTENING SESSIONS IN SACRAMENTO, FRESNO, SAN DIEGO AND SALINAS Public participation is encouraged California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross is holding farm bill listening sessions across the state to gather input from farmers, ranchers and the public regarding California’s priorities for the federal [...]