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 [...]

3 03, 2014

February Social Media Roundup

March 3rd, 2014|

“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. 2/7: 65 Healthy Meals You Can Make From Leftovers, Greatist Don't let leftovers in the fridge go to waste; try repurposing them! Here's some food inspiration (with recipes) from Greatist ‪#‎foodiefriday‬ 2/9: [...]

6 02, 2014

January Social Media Roundup

February 6th, 2014|

“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

January 23rd, 2014|

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?

October 1st, 2013|

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

August 6th, 2013|

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

May 31st, 2013|

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

June 7th, 2010|

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

March 18th, 2010|

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 [...]

17 03, 2010

Plant A Row for the Hungry provides support to local gardeners working to end hunger

March 17th, 2010|

Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to providing foods that nourish to those in need. Fruits and vegetables fresh from the garden can have a profound impact on the health and well-being of our clients. If you are a gardener or produce more fruit than you and your family can eat, please familiarize yourself with [...]