/Staff Spotlight
17 11, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Food Assistance Following Disaster

November 17th, 2017|

In the wake of the fires in the North Bay, Second Harvest Food Bank sent three staff members to Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County to help with Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) applications. These specialized Food Connection Coordinators have extensive experience navigating the federal SNAP (CalFresh) application process and helped over 1,500 [...]

3 10, 2017

Meet Our New CEO- Leslie Bacho

October 3rd, 2017|

We sat down with Leslie Bacho, new CEO at Second Harvest Food Bank, to learn more about her background, leadership style and thoughts about food-banking. She brings a wealth of food-banking experience and a proven track record of success creating innovative solutions to reach more people with nutritious food. She served as chief operating officer [...]

5 04, 2017

Tometrius Paxton, Walmart Community Playmaker

April 5th, 2017|

Tometrius Paxton (center) with Second Harvest Food Bank team members   We are proud to share that our own Tometrius Paxton was recently named a “Walmart Community Playmaker!” The Golden State Warriors and Walmart have partnered to highlight and recognize members in the community who are making a positive impact. We sat down with Tometrius – aka Tee – to learn more about why community work is so important and what this awards means to him. […]

22 02, 2017

Q&A with Cat Cvengros

February 22nd, 2017|

We sat down with Cat Cvengros, our new vice president of development and marketing at Second Harvest Food Bank, to learn more about her. Cat’s most recent position was chief development officer at Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) in Santa Rosa. In addition to being a highly skilled fund developer, she is passionate about our mission to create a hunger-free community. Q: Tell me a little bit about your professional life. I served in the Peace Corps as a community health educator […]

4 11, 2016

Meet Josh: Donor Relations Specialist

November 4th, 2016|

Have you ever called our Donor Hotline? Have you ever wondered about the voice on the other end? Heading in to the busy holiday season at Second Harvest, we’d like to introduce you to Josh Marcotte, our Donor Relations Specialist. Josh and his team of holiday staff are ready and waiting to help any donors who need assistance running a Food and Fund Drive, or making a donation. What do you do at Second Harvest? As the Donor Relations Specialist, I assist the community with setting […]

2 09, 2016

Helping People Access Food with Pride and Dignity

September 2nd, 2016|

Special Blog Post By: Nicole Martinez, Food Connection Field Manager In 2009, I graduated from college with a degree in nutrition and was dead set on working in clinical nutrition therapy world. Fate had a different plan and I soon realized how important it is for people to not only nourish their body with healthy food, but […]

25 03, 2014

Keeping an Ear to the Ground

March 25th, 2014|

“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 Fighters: Martín Huici at Second Harvest Food Bank What is your role at Second Harvest? I am the CalFresh Outreach Coordinator at Second Harvest. I [...]