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30 04, 2018

On the Road Again

April 30th, 2018|

A retired RV has found a new lease on life — delivering food to communities where it’s just out of reach.  The RV had been utilized by Second Harvest for several years as a means for outreach that eventually became obsolete due to changing technology. As a result, the RV was decommissioned from Food Bank [...]

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: [...]

22 01, 2018

Pilot Program: Wellness Pantries

January 22nd, 2018|

Special Blog Post By: Mark Kokoletsos, Partnership Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank. On Tuesday, December 5, Second Harvest, in partnership with the Fair Oaks Health Center and Sequoia Healthcare District, held the grand opening of a new Wellness Pantry in San Mateo County at The Salvation Army - Redwood City. The Wellness Pantry is geared [...]

5 07, 2017

Summer Meals Spotlight- Debbie Austin, Mountain View Whisman School District

July 5th, 2017|

Special Blog Post By: Sue Kim, VISTA Coordinator of School Breakfast & Out-of-School Time Meals “Summer Meals Spotlight” is a short series that highlights the work of community partners providing free, nutritious meals to kids in the summer. The “dynamic duo” behind the summer meal program at the Mountain View Whisman School District: Sophia [...]

5 02, 2017

Poverty Simulation: Increasing Understanding and Inspiring Change

February 5th, 2017|

An event promotion popped up in my Facebook Newsfeed – a “Poverty Simulation” was happening at the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church on the same day as Inauguration Day. I clicked on the link and found out the event was hosted by Sunnyvale Community Services, one of Second Harvest Food Bank’s over 320 partner agencies in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. In partnership with Sunnyvale Community Services, Downtown Streets Team was facilitating the poverty simulation […]

4 09, 2016

Local Hunger Fighters: Carolyn Alexander

September 4th, 2016|

“Local Hunger Fighters” is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. Local Hunger Fighter: Carolyn Alexander, Director of Operations, Sunnyvale Community Services How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? I’m pushing our agency to reduce barriers and make food access […]

10 06, 2015

Protecting Kids From Hunger: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

June 10th, 2015|

Special Blog Post By: Dr. Rhea Boyd, Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Children's Hospital Oakland Dr. Rhea Boyd is a pediatrician who works at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s urgent care, as well as at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s teen clinic. She spoke to us about the impact that hunger has on children, and how local [...]