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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: [...]

26 02, 2018

Ride Along with Ronson, Second Harvest Food Bank Driver

February 26th, 2018|

We decided to join one of our drivers, Ronson, on a ride along! It was an early morning: Ronson typically starts at 5.30 am to start loading his truck with all the food to be distributed on that day. Our truck is ready to distribute lots of food in our community! On that day, we [...]

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 [...]

3 06, 2017

2017 Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference: Strengthen. Inspire. Transform.

June 3rd, 2017|

Last month, over 250 staff members and volunteers from our community partners attended our Annual Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City. It was an exciting day of learning, networking and celebrating local hunger-fighting leaders. The theme of this year’s conference was Strengthen. Inspire. Transform. The goal was to strengthen the capacity of our partners to serve clients, inspire those partners to enhance and improve their work with new ideas and tools, and […]

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 […]

2 06, 2016

Shining a Spotlight on Our Partner Agencies

June 2nd, 2016|

Second Harvest provides food to nearly a quarter million people per month in our two counties.  This is largely possible thanks to our awesome network of nearly 330 partner agencies, including shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior meal sites, and residential programs, located as far north as Daly City and as far south as [...]

27 05, 2015

From Second Harvest to Second Home

May 27th, 2015|

Special Blog Post By: Pat Bohm, Executive Director of the Daly City Partnership and Our Second Home From parenting classes to kindergarten preparedness, Our Second Home Early Childhood Development Center offers holistic services to young children and their families. Pat Bohm, the Executive Director of both the Daly City Partnership and Our Second Home, blogs [...]

24 07, 2014

Doreen Knows What Children Need to Thrive

July 24th, 2014|

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 [...]