/Giving Time
29 04, 2017

Second Harvest’s Junior League Nominees

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. [...]

2 01, 2017

Giving Time: Heidi Gonzalez

“Giving Time” focuses on the invaluable volunteers who donate more than 310,000 hours to Second Harvest each year, more than doubling the size of our staff. Special Blog Post featuring Heidi Gonzalez, as told to Matt Mastrangelo of Second Harvest Food Bank. Heidi poses with SJ Gigante during one of her volunteer shifts. My name is Heidi Gonzalez. I started volunteering at Second Harvest in the 1990s when […]

6 10, 2016

Giving Time: Yolanda Gutiérrez

“Giving Time” focuses on the invaluable volunteers who donate more than 314,000 hours to Second Harvest each year, more than doubling the size of our staff. Special Blog Post featuring Yolanda Gutiérrez, as told to Matt Mastrangelo of Second Harvest Food Bank. I work for a company called QTS, and it has a community impact program where each employee is given 24 hours per year to volunteer within the community, with the charity of their choice. I chose to work with Second Harvest Food Bank because […]

1 07, 2016

Giving Time: Lynn Crawford

“Giving Time” focuses on the invaluable volunteers who donate more than 314,000 hours to Second Harvest each year, more than doubling the size of our staff. Special Blog Post featuring Lynn Crawford, Agency Office Volunteer, as told to Matt Mastrangelo of Second Harvest Food Bank. My name is Lynn Crawford and I’ve been volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank for over six years. I volunteer in the agency office. Second Harvest has hundreds of so-named partner agencies. The partner agencies run their own places and they do the handing out of a lot of the food to the folks who need it. […]

1 06, 2016

Giving Time: Pat Putnam

"Giving Time" focuses on the invaluable volunteers who donate more than 314,000 hours to Second Harvest each year, more than doubling the size of our staff. Special Blog Post featuring Pat Putnam, Development Operations Volunteer, as told to Matt Mastrangelo of Second Harvest Food Bank. I've been volunteering at Second Harvest for about 12 years. [...]

2 02, 2016

Giving Time: Chao-Li Tarng

"Giving Time" focuses on the invaluable volunteers who donate more than 314,000 hours to Second Harvest each year, more than doubling the size of our staff. Special Blog Post By: Chao-Li, Volunteer Site Coordinator My name is Chaol-Li Tarng.  I immigrated to the United States from Taiwan 30 years ago.  I got my PhD at [...]

6 11, 2015

Giving Time: Harry Schaecher

"Giving Time" focuses on the invaluable volunteers who donate more than 314,000 hours to Second Harvest each year, more than doubling the size of our staff. Just nine years into their retirement Harry Schaecher lost his wife Marlene, in December of 2002.  The whole concept of life changed in that moment.  He worked for the [...]

2 10, 2015

Giving Time: Bellarmine Water Polo Team

"Giving Time" focuses on the invaluable volunteers who donate more than 314,000 hours to Second Harvest each year, more than doubling the size of our staff. The Varsity Water Polo team from Bellarmine College Preparatory recently volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank to sort mountains of plums into easily transportable boxes.  A few members of [...]