“Local Hunger Fighters” is a series that spotlights our awesome volunteers, community partners and donors who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. This month, our Program Manager Tiffany Tedesco nominated Janice Soderberg, our Mountain View Brown Bag Leader. Janice Soderberg, Mountain View Brown Bag Leader “Mountain View [...]
We decided to join one of our drivers, Ronson, on a ride along! It was an early morning: Ronson typically starts at 5.30 am to start loading his truck with all the food to be distributed on that day. Our truck is ready to distribute lots of food in our community! On that day, we [...]
In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we wanted to let you know about two very special people who volunteer with Second Harvest. Every year the Food Bank nominates a couple of our thousands of volunteers to be recognized by the Junior League of San Jose for their volunteering efforts. This year, we nominated Amanda West and Allen Cade. [...]
It was early on a chilly Tuesday morning when I visited Trinity Church of Sunnyvale. The sun wasn’t even up yet but there were people hard at work unpacking food that was just delivered from a Second Harvest Food Bank truck. This morning’s bounty included rice, bread, eggs, and lots of fresh produce including zucchini, carrots, celery, pears, apples and oranges. The volunteers set up tables and then organized the food so that heavier, sturdier items were first and the fragile, more easily crushed items were at the end of the line. […]
Firefighters do much more than battle flames and rescue cats from trees. They are also fighting hunger in our community. For the sixth year, Mountain View firefighters from Local 1965 worked hard to make the holidays special for local seniors. By partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank’s Brown Bag program, they [...]
Living on a severely limited income, Al relies on one of the Food Bank’s distribution sites for a steady supply of carrots, beans, fresh produce and “love.” Although Al has led a humble life, his heart is purely rich. He fondly recalls scenes from his childhood: his mother washing clothes in the sink or making tortillas on the family’s wood stove. What stands out most for Al is the warmth of those moments; feelings that he now experiences when receiving food and “love” from Second Harvest.