My name is Charlene. I’ve received food from Second Harvest Food Bank for the past several years, and it means the world to me. But I also come to the Food Bank once a week to volunteer. And I come here for one specific reason. For more than 20 years, I was an alcoholic. During [...]
Randy Silver never knew that the birth of triplets would change his life. They weren't related to him, after all. What their birth marked was the beginning of his relationship with Second Harvest Food Bank. Many years ago the food sort coordinator for his service club (the Kiwanis Club of San Carlos) had triplets and [...]
Living on a severely limited income, Al relies on one of the Food Bank’s distribution sites for a steady supply of carrots, beans, fresh produce and “love.” Although Al has led a humble life, his heart is purely rich. He fondly recalls scenes from his childhood: his mother washing clothes in the sink or making tortillas on the family’s wood stove. What stands out most for Al is the warmth of those moments; feelings that he now experiences when receiving food and “love” from Second Harvest.
Simply put, Second Harvest Food Bank could not operate without the thousands of volunteers who generously contribute their time and energy throughout the year. This month especially, we would like to thank our volunteers and highlight the impact of their efforts.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s day of service, local volunteers and Second Harvest Food Bank staff spent their morning sorting several tons of donated, non-perishable food items and apples for distribution to the hungry in the Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
On Friday, July 9, volunteers from Cisco Systems, Ernst & Young, and Lockheed Martin rallied at the San Jose Convention Center on short notice to rescue food. The food show held by the National Association of College and University Food Services was wrapping up, and Second Harvest Food Bank staff quickly sourced 24 intrepid volunteers [...]