6 02, 2014

January 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. 1/4: My Food Stamp Experience, Mama Knows It All A personal post about the importance of programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for people who just need a helping hand. 1/13: [...]

23 01, 2014

Hunger Action Summit Livestream and Agenda

The Hunger Action Summit (formerly known as the Hunger Issues Forum) is held each year to focus attention on local hunger and is sponsored by the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and its Food and Agribusiness Institute. This year, the summit will occur on Friday, January 24. With the theme “Turning Fresh Ideas [...]

1 10, 2013

Hunger Action Month is Over: Now What?

First of all, we want to thank each and every one of you who participated in Hunger Action Month. People helped increase awareness of hunger issues in our community by wearing orange, volunteering at our warehouses, making online donations, sharing our content on Facebook and Twitter, downloading our “30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar, and [...]

6 08, 2013

Concerned Mom Takes Action Against Hunger

My name is Shannon. I recently attended a Giants game at AT&T Park with my husband Kevin. The billboard mentioned that it was a sold-out game with 41,000 attendees. I then realized that we could fill the stadium two and a half times, and that would represent the number of kids Second Harvest Food Bank [...]

31 05, 2013

Why the Farm Bill Could Significantly Increase Hunger – and How You Can Help

Special Guest Blog Post By: Cynthia McCown Cynthia McCown is Senior Director of Programs & Services for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. She has been monitoring progress on important federal legislation affecting low-income, food insecure households – The Farm Bill. “We  are very concerned about the proposed cuts to [...]

7 06, 2010

Defense Authorization Bill Includes Support for Child Nutrition Programs

Last Thursday, the House voted on an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill. The amendment, sponsored by McGovern (D-MA), Emerson (R-MO), Bishop (D-GA), includes a “Sense of Congress” stating that hunger and obesity are impairing military recruitment and must be properly addressed by fully funding Child Nutrition Programs. An encouraging 341 members voted to support [...]

18 03, 2010

Hunger and Obesity – Understanding the Paradox

Across the board, the waistline of America is growing. You can see it in every demographic, including those struggling with poverty.Last month, the results of a national hunger study were released by Feeding America, and we highlighted local statistics on our blog. Around the same time, First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack [...]

15 03, 2010

Report from the 2010 National Anti-Hunger Conference

On March 7, our Senior Director of Programs and Services Cindy McCown, along with hundreds of other hunger advocates, converged on Washington D.C. for the 2010 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. Co-sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Feeding America, the conference provided three days of innovative training, networking and advocacy. Cindy found [...]

2 03, 2010

Yelp Love for the Food Bank!

Yelp is definitely a force to be reckoned with these days. Seems like every time I look up a business, their Yelp page is right at the top of the search results, and difficult to ignore. That's why it puts a huge grin on my face to see our supporters writing about their positive experiences [...]