/Tag:Advocacy
3 03, 2017

Engaging with Government: First Annual Legislative Breakfasts

Second Harvest Food Bank recently held our First Annual Legislative Breakfasts, one for Santa Clara County legislators and one for San Mateo County legislators. We invited representatives from all different levels of government – local, state and federal – to attend and learn more about the Food Bank, our legislative priorities and how they can help us in our vision of a hunger-free community. […]

2 02, 2017

Feeding America 2016 Advocacy Hall of Fame

Second Harvest Food Bank has been honored as a member of Feeding America’s 2016 Advocacy Hall of Fame. Nearly 40 food banks across the country met the criteria which included completing activities in five different challenge areas that show our efforts at the federal, state and local levels to inform and communicate with our elected officials and community members about hunger issues. […]

7 01, 2017

No New Funding or Improvements for Federal Child Nutrition Programs

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy In 2016, individuals, organizations, faith communities and anti-hunger organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank worked hard with policymakers to reauthorize funding for the federal child nutrition programs.  Unfortunately, we were not able to do so. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs […]

6 07, 2016

Summer Feeding Sites Provide Free Meals to Kids

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy Summer is here and that means thousands of kids in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties won’t have access to the free and reduced-priced meals they rely on during the regular school year. Making sure their kids have enough healthy food to eat during the summer can be difficult for families […]

4 04, 2016

Too Hungry to Learn: 2016 Hunger Action Summit Recap

At last month's Hunger Action Summit, an annual forum that sparks conversation and inspires action to end local hunger, speakers addressed what it will take to ensure that the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs has access to the nutritious food they need to succeed academically. Organized by Second Harvest Food Bank and Santa Clara [...]

4 03, 2016

Feeding America 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame

We’re excited to tell you that we’re one of nearly 40 food banks and state associations in the Feeding America Network that made it into its 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame! To get this designation, we needed to meet 5 challenges and show how our advocacy efforts make an impact locally, at the state level, [...]

1 12, 2015

November Social Media Roundup

"Social Media Round-Up" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. Study: Food Stamps Do Much More to Fight Poverty Than We Thought, VOX.COM "A new study suggests that programs like food stamps and housing vouchers cut poverty by almost twice as much [...]

1 11, 2015

October Social Media Roundup

"Social Media Round-Up" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. No Time to Waste, USNEWS.COM “American hunger stems from issues of waste, impaired access and inequality – not a shortage of food.” Bay Area Commuting Nightmares: Jobs in City, Affordable Homes in [...]

4 09, 2015

What is the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act?

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank VP of Community Engagement and Policy We have an opportunity to let our federal elected representatives know why providing healthy food to children matters. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs for low-income children is currently being reviewed by Congress. [...]

6 07, 2015

June Social Media Roundup

"Social Media Round-Up" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. Asking for Help at 80 – America’s New Faces of Hunger, PBS.ORG "In 2013, the last year for which data is available, 15.5 percent of America’s seniors — roughly 9.6 million people [...]