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26 02, 2018

Ride Along with Ronson, Second Harvest Food Bank Driver

February 26th, 2018|

We decided to join one of our drivers, Ronson, on a ride along! It was an early morning: Ronson typically starts at 5.30 am to start loading his truck with all the food to be distributed on that day. Our truck is ready to distribute lots of food in our community! On that day, we [...]

4 11, 2017

Mansoor’s Story: Hope Over Adversity

November 4th, 2017|

In the United States, seniors are the fastest growing food-insecure population. Currently, 1 in 12 seniors face hunger. Over the next decade, the number of seniors struggling with hunger is projected to double. Mansoor is one of the thousands of seniors who relies on food from Second Harvest every month. Watch or read his story [...]

31 07, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter: Ariel Tinajero and Volunteers at the Menlo Park Senior Center

July 31st, 2017|

Local Hunger Fighter: Ariel Tinajero, Recreation Program Assistant, on behalf of all volunteers at the Menlo Park Senior Center Ariel Tinajero is the Recreation Program Assistant at the Menlo Park Senior Center. Ariel and a whole team of dedicated volunteers manage a Brown Bag distribution of monthly groceries for senior citizens in need. Along with [...]

4 02, 2017

On the Front Lines: Fighting Senior Hunger

February 4th, 2017|

It was early on a chilly Tuesday morning when I visited Trinity Church of Sunnyvale. The sun wasn’t even up yet but there were people hard at work unpacking food that was just delivered from a Second Harvest Food Bank truck. This morning’s bounty included rice, bread, eggs, and lots of fresh produce including zucchini, carrots, celery, pears, apples and oranges. The volunteers set up tables and then organized the food so that heavier, sturdier items were first and the fragile, more easily crushed items were at the end of the line. […]

20 02, 2016

Understanding the Client Experience

February 20th, 2016|

Special Blog Post By: Alisa Tantraphol, Second Harvest Food Bank Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships At Second Harvest Food Bank, we strive to be as rigorously efficient and impactful as possible, continuously searching for opportunities to improve our work. We’re excited to be teaming up with Fund for Shared Insight, which has selected us to [...]

3 09, 2013

Millie Gives (and Receives) Food Thanks to You

September 3rd, 2013|

My name is Millie. I’m not only a Food Bank volunteer but also a client. I first came to the East Palo Alto Senior Center when my husband passed away in 1986. I started attending a women’s therapy group and at one point, the others talked about the food they received from the [...]

5 08, 2009

Take Action: Help Restore the Brown Bag Program for Seniors

August 5th, 2009|

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and other food banks throughout California receive state funds for the Brown Bag Program for seniors. During the recent State budget process Governor Schwarzenegger's made the bold move of doing a line-item veto of the Brown Bag Program. Basically, he removed the program from [...]

15 07, 2009

Food Bank Recognizes Brown Bag Volunteers

July 15th, 2009|

The Food Bank recently hosted a Brown Bag volunteer recognition party at Franklin Templeton Investment’s employee café. The space was generously donated by the company and provided a wonderful venue for the Food Bank to recognize the over 200 loyal volunteers that keep this vital program running.The Brown Bag program provides weekly nutritious groceries to [...]