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Meet Josh: Donor Relations Specialist

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 […]

Nutrition Newbie: Going Back to Mindful Eating

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County Our eating habits have changed throughout the years and part of it is due to the introduction of new technology, the business of our lives, and the way our modern world works. It is common to find people eating in front of the computer, with a smart phone in their hands, biting on a sandwich while driving, or multi-tasking while having a meal. For many of us, this has become the new normal. […]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: nutrition newbie|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Special Events and Promos Benefiting Second Harvest

‘Tis the season of giving! Thanks to the many community groups and local businesses that are supporting our work and helping our neighbors in need this holiday season. Here’s a list of special events and promotions benefiting the Food Bank (we’ll be adding more as we hear about them, so please check back often) […]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: events, special promotion|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

October Social Media Roundup

“Social Media Round-Up” is a compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. California’s Extreme Economy Creates a New Class of ‘Poor’, CSMONITOR.COM “The struggles of working families to make ends meet amid rising housing and child care costs is well known. The Census Bureau has even put a name on it: the supplemental poor. And California has a supplemental poor problem.” 1 in 5 U.S. Households With Kids Don’t Have Enough to Eat, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM […]

Bring Us Your Frozen Turkeys

We need your help getting turkeys so that local pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that rely on us for food can provide their clients with a traditional holiday meal. Our turkey goal this year is 19,000. Chickens and ham are great too, but we don’t have a specific goal for those. Frozen turkey, frozen chicken, and non-perishable food (check out our most-needed foods list) donations can be dropped off at […]

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Food Donation|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Local Hunger Fighters: Nu Knickerbocker

“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: Nu Knickerbocker, Front Desk Receptionist, Salvation Army in San Jose How are you helping Second Harvest Food Bank and our community? Here at the Salvation Army, we are trying to help our community by teaming up with workers from Second Harvest to […]

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: local hunger fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments