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17 11, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Food Assistance Following Disaster

November 17th, 2017|

In the wake of the fires in the North Bay, Second Harvest Food Bank sent three staff members to Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County to help with Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) applications. These specialized Food Connection Coordinators have extensive experience navigating the federal SNAP (CalFresh) application process and helped over 1,500 [...]

23 10, 2017

Working Together During Disaster

October 23rd, 2017|

As devastating fires continue to burn throughout the North Bay, our hearts go out to all the communities and families impacted. Our friends at Redwood Empire Food Bank have been on the front lines serving these families and providing them critical access to food resources. In conjunction with four other Bay Area Food Banks, we [...]

4 09, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter- Marisela Aliki

September 4th, 2017|

September is Hunger Action Month and this month’s featured Local Hunger Fighter is Marisela Aliki, an Eligibility Worker with Santa Clara County. Marisela is part of a county program called Emergency Assistance Network (EAN), where a Food Connection Specialist from Second Harvest and an Eligibility Worker from Santa Clara County work in collaboration to help [...]

3 09, 2017

August Social Media Roundup

September 3rd, 2017|

“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. Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show, WASHINGTONPOST.COM “The proportion of people over 60 deemed to be "facing hunger" - based on their answers to a [...]

3 08, 2017

July Social Media Roundup

August 3rd, 2017|

“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. […]

3 07, 2017

June Social Media Roundup

July 3rd, 2017|

“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 06, 2017

May Social Media Roundup

June 1st, 2017|

“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. How One Student Turned Her Struggles with Homelessness into a Crusade, COLLEGE.USATODAY.COM A homeless college student in Wisconsin is working to get SNAP, also known as food stamps, accepted as a form of payment at her college’s dining halls and food markets. Studies have shown that food insecurity is a big problem […]

17 05, 2017

CalFresh Awareness Month: Our Community Partnerships

May 17th, 2017|

There’s a lot of confusion about what CalFresh (also known as food stamps) is and how it works. CalFresh is a nutrition program, funded by the USDA, which also funds free lunches at schools and WIC; it’s not the same as CalWORKs or welfare. CalFresh is for people with limited income, to pay for food at most stores. Benefits come on an EBT card that works like a debit card. In our efforts to build a hunger-free community, we work with many partners to inform our neighbors in need about free food programs like CalFresh. […]

2 05, 2017

CalFresh Awareness Month: Stories from the Field

May 2nd, 2017|

Our Food Connection team is out in the community or in our call center, helping our neighbors in need access free food programs, including CalFresh (also known as food stamps). Available to individuals and families with low incomes, CalFresh is provided in an EBT debit card and can use it to purchase groceries and fresh produce at participating grocery stores and farmers’ markets just like you would any other debit card. Here are a few stories from our Food Connection team about some of the people they’ve helped: […]

1 05, 2017

April Social Media Roundup

May 1st, 2017|

“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. Viral Post Shows the ‘Invisible’ Ways Teachers Help Hungry Students, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM The teacher said she wrote her Facebook post to show what’s happening in American classrooms. Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants to Cancel Food Stamps […]