/Childhood Hunger
20 03, 2015

Fighting Summer Hunger in East Palo Alto

Special Blog Post by: Marc Baker, Grants Manager For far too many local kids, summer is a time of anxiety—of wondering when there will be food to eat again. This is especially true in East Palo Alto, where 95% of the students live in households that meet the income eligibility for free or reduced-price meals [...]

18 02, 2015

My Personal Experience With Hunger

Special Blog Post by: Suzanne Liu, Second Harvest board member My experience with hunger is a personal one. Two months after my younger brother was born, he got sick. What doctors diagnosed as a common cold was meningitis, and days later my brother passed away. In his grief, my father became addicted to drugs. We [...]

24 07, 2014

Doreen Knows What Children Need to Thrive

Special Blog Post By: Doreen, partner agency My name is Doreen and I work at the YMCA of Silicon Valley. Working with the YMCA’s After School and Enrichment Programs, I get to see firsthand how the food from Second Harvest Food Bank improves the lives of the children in our programs. The weekly truckload of [...]

17 05, 2014

Local Educator Stands Up for Her Students

Special Blog Post By: Lori, a volunteer site coordinator of Second Harvest Food Bank My name is Lori. I first became affiliated with Second Harvest 7 years ago when I was hired by Cabrillo School District in San Mateo County to coordinate a tutorial program. I coordinate the free breakfasts and snack program for students [...]

30 04, 2014

First My Child, and Then Me

Special Blog Post By: Norma, a volunteer and client of Second Harvest My name is Norma and I live in South City with my son Armando. He’s 12 and in 7th grade. I work at Marshalls part-time. I lost my partner several years ago and have struggled to keep enough food on the table. At [...]

1 08, 2012

Share Your Lunch a Success!

Thanks to your support, in the month of June alone, over 85,000 local children received the healthy food they needed to stay healthy and strong while school meals were out. Earlier this season we met Angela, heard her moving story, and were inspired by her desire to help children who, like her, knew all too well what the word "hunger" means. Luckily, she also knows what the Food Bank can do to help struggling families like hers.

21 06, 2012

Angela Visits the Food Bank

Today, Second Harvest Food Bank received a very special guest.  Angela, who you might recognize from food drive barrels and posters, has become a dedicated Share Your Lunch ambassador.  By spreading the word about how Second Harvest helps her family, she hopes to inspire our entire community to stop summer hunger for local children. Joined [...]

2 05, 2011

Share Your Lunch is here!

With summer right around the corner, many people are planning for beach trips and barbeques. But for the one in five children who rely on free school meals for much of their nutrition, summer break becomes something to dread rather than a time filled with excitement. All children deserve nutritious food to learn, grow and thrive. That’s why Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties asks you to Share Your Lunch with kids this summer.

30 11, 2010

Opinion: There’s no excuse for letting kids go hungry

This past weekend, United Way Silicon Valley and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley teamed up in an op-ed in the Mercury News about the state of local childhood hunger and the need to urge the House to pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (S. 3307).