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2 04, 2018

A Visit to the Capitol: 2018 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

April 2nd, 2018|

Special Blog Post By: Zia MacWilliams, Manager of Federal Children’s Nutrition Programs In February, Second Harvest Food Bank supported my Community Engagement and Policy (CEP) team's attendance at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, co-sponsored by Feeding America and the Food Research and Action Center, in Washington, D.C. I felt lucky to attend the three-day conference with [...]

5 03, 2018

February Social Media Roundup

March 5th, 2018|

"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. America’s Priciest Housing Market Shows No Signs of Cooling, SFGATE.COM "The San Jose region -- which includes Silicon Valley towns such as Palo Alto and Cupertino -- saw the median home value [...]

8 02, 2018

Feeding America 2017 Advocacy Hall of Fame

February 8th, 2018|

We’re happy to share that we’ve been honored as a member of Feeding America’s 2017 Advocacy Hall of Fame! Forty two food banks across the country met the criteria which included completing activities in five different challenge areas that show our efforts at federal, state and local levels to inform and communicate with our elected [...]

6 02, 2018

This Is Hunger: Together We Can Transform How It Is Into How It Should Be

February 6th, 2018|

Recently, many of our staff attended the This is Hunger traveling exhibit organized by Mazon, a nonprofit whose goal is to end hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel. All of our staff reported that the exhibit was memorable, meaningful and one-of-a-kind! Here's why... The faces of hunger in America are both [...]

4 12, 2017

November Social Media Roundup

December 4th, 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. Little Girl Saves Up to Buy Her Classmates Milk, NOWTHIS Annual M-A Canned Food Drive Kicks Off November 1, INMENLO.COM ‘We Still Need to Eat’: Tech Boom Creates Working Homeless, USNEWS.COM "The [...]

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. […]