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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
You might recall this fun fact from our previous blog post - last year, volunteers from every walk of life generously gave us 310,000 hours of support, which is equivalent to 149 full-time staff or $6.3 million! What’s even more surprising is that we have a huge volunteer support base outside the Food Bank walls. [...]
Did you know that nearly half of the food in grocery stores in America ends up in the trash if it’s not sold in time or isn’t “perfect” for the shelves? Our local Grocery Rescue program is saving healthy food destined for the dumpster and sharing it with our neighbors in need instead.
On March 4th and 18th, Second Harvest Food Bank hosted the 6th Annual Harvest of Knowledge Conferences. 350 representatives from nearly 150 of our Partner Agencies attended conferences at Applied Materials in Santa Clara or Oracle in Redwood City. The events offered a collaborative environment of information and idea sharing to strengthen the safety net of organizations addressing hunger in our two counties.
Shelter Network has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank since their first shelter opened over 20 years ago. Second Harvest provides a variety of grocery items, fresh fruits, and nutritional foodstuffs for the shelters' food pantries.