/Grocery Rescue
7 11, 2017

Grocery Rescue Spotlight- Target Power Outage

November 7th, 2017|

Last week the Food Bank rescued 6,294 pounds of perishable food from a Target store in San Jose that experienced a power outage. Due to our Grocery Rescue relationship with this store, they knew who to contact at the Food Bank to quickly save this food from going to waste. We received a wide variety [...]

8 09, 2016

Food Donor Spotlight: UNFI

September 8th, 2016|

UNFI is the leading national distributor of natural and organic foods and the company donates food to Second Harvest Food Bank two times per week. The Food Bank receives an astounding variety of wholesome food, including fresh eggs, milk, yogurt, cereal, snacks, frozen entrees and other assorted food products. This year UNFI’s total food donations are the equivalent of over 400,000 nutritious meals!  This unbelievable amount of healthy food goes a long way to help […]

6 07, 2016

Meet Vicky Martin

July 6th, 2016|

Special Blog Post featuring Vicky Martin of St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy, as told to Matt Mastrangelo of Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest’s Grocery Rescue Program is a collaborative effort between the Food Bank, local retailers, and select partner agencies. It is part of the Food Bank’s many food rescue efforts and has seen tremendous growth since its inception. In 2015, the program connected nearly 4 million pounds of perfectly good food with our neighbors in need. My name is Vicky Martin and I’m the Pantry Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy. We’re one of Second Harvest’s southernmost […]

8 05, 2016

To the Rescue! Rescuing Food for Our Neighbors in Need

May 8th, 2016|

Special Blog Post By: Sam Greenberg, Food Resources Representative Over the past several months, I have been delivering personalized appreciation and a message of THANKS to our Grocery Rescue retail donors such as Walmart, Target, Sprouts Farmers Market and Lucky Supermarkets. In 2015, our 75+ retail donors donated more than 4 million pounds of grocery [...]