/local hunger fighters
30 05, 2018

Local Hunger Fighter: Huey Harris, Volunteer Team Leader

May 30th, 2018|

“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. Huey (left) in Hawaii… or is he just at our 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon’s Photobooth? This month, our Volunteer Services Coordinator Sam Re and Director [...]

23 04, 2018

Local Hunger Fighter: Anna Koch, Foster City Library Manager

April 23rd, 2018|

“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 Community Relations Officer Bernadette White nominated Anna Koch, Foster City Library Manager. Anna Koch has been partnering with Second Harvest Food bank [...]

4 01, 2018

Local Hunger Fighter: Graciela Ramirez

January 4th, 2018|

Local Hunger Fighter: Graciela Ramirez, St. Joseph’s Family Center Our Food Connection Specialist Jessica Davis thinks that Graciela (Grace) Ramirez from St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy works really hard to end hunger in her community: “I LOVE St. Joseph’s Family Center!  All of the staff is amazing and they all have a different perspective [...]

1 11, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter- Fred Bock and West Valley Community Services

November 1st, 2017|

This month's local hunger fighter is Fred Bock, Program Manager of Food Pantry Operations at West Valley Community Services (WVCS) which serves the communities of Cupertino, Saratoga, West San Jose, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and the surrounding mountain regions in Santa Clara County. Read below to see how Fred and West Valley Community Services are providing [...]

28 09, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter- Rita Torres

September 28th, 2017|

Regional Program Manager, Lori Mathis, recently interviewed Rita Torres about her work as a volunteer. Rita has been a volunteer with Second Harvest Food Bank since 2011 and has shown a huge commitment to her neighborhood and the families the Food Bank serves. Coordinating the volunteers at her site is a tremendous amount of work [...]

4 09, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter- Marisela Aliki

September 4th, 2017|

September is Hunger Action Month and this month’s featured Local Hunger Fighter is Marisela Aliki, an Eligibility Worker with Santa Clara County. Marisela is part of a county program called Emergency Assistance Network (EAN), where a Food Connection Specialist from Second Harvest and an Eligibility Worker from Santa Clara County work in collaboration to help [...]

31 07, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter: Ariel Tinajero and Volunteers at the Menlo Park Senior Center

July 31st, 2017|

Local Hunger Fighter: Ariel Tinajero, Recreation Program Assistant, on behalf of all volunteers at the Menlo Park Senior Center Ariel Tinajero is the Recreation Program Assistant at the Menlo Park Senior Center. Ariel and a whole team of dedicated volunteers manage a Brown Bag distribution of monthly groceries for senior citizens in need. Along with [...]

2 07, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter: Jackie Garcia

July 2nd, 2017|

“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: Jackie Garcia, Front Office Manager, Ecumenical Hunger Project […]

2 06, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter: Keys School H.E.L.P. Club

June 2nd, 2017|

“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: Keys School H.E.L.P. Club in Palo Alto, California The Keys School H.E.L.P. (Helping Everyone Live Prosperously) Club donates the produce from their school garden to Second Harvest Food Bank! How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? We are helping Second Harvest and our community by growing, from seed, and harvesting fresh produce for the one purpose of donation. – Illiana and Anna […]

4 04, 2017

Local Hunger Fighters: Alfonso Mendez

April 4th, 2017|

“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: Alfonso Mendez, Operations Manager, Santa Maria Urban Ministry Alfonso has served as Operations Manager for Santa Maria’s Food Pantry, clothes closet, and educational programs since 2010. According to our Community Partnerships team, when Alfonso sees an additional need, he takes the steps to meet it. He recently came to the Food Bank to propose a new satellite food distribution site at St. Francis Episcopal Church. […]