/Tag:child hunger
3 05, 2018

Schools are a Great Place to Reach Hungry Kids

May 3rd, 2018|

Alejandra, Oak Grove High School junior, is surrounded by food and rolling carts provided by Second Harvest Food Bank. Alejandra and her mother pick up free groceries at her high school every Monday afternoon. The 17-year-old junior hopes to someday be an engineer in the aerospace industry. Her dad works hard, but the [...]

2 04, 2018

Hunger Hurts Kids – Even in Silicon Valley

April 2nd, 2018|

Did your child eat breakfast today? Imagine the heartbreak of sending your kid to school on an empty stomach because you can’t afford food. Sadly, it happens in nearly every neighborhood in Silicon Valley, where 1 in 3 kids is at risk for hunger. That’s because the high cost of housing is making it difficult [...]

27 02, 2018

Mission College Food Market

February 27th, 2018|

Special Blog Post By: Tometrius Paxton, Senior Manager of Community Partnerships On February 7, the first ever open food distribution was launched at Santa Clara’s Mission College for students and surrounding community neighbors. The food program will help address immediate food insecurities among its most vulnerable college students who are increasingly faced with this question: [...]

19 07, 2017

Summer Meals Spotlight – Jennifer Weeks, Santa Clara County Library District

July 19th, 2017|

Special Blog Post By: Sue Kim, VISTA Coordinator of School Breakfast & Out-of-School Time Meals “Summer Meals Spotlight” is a short series that highlights the work of community partners providing free, nutritious meals to kids and teens in the summer. Recognizing that education and nourishment go hand in hand, the Santa Clara County Library District [...]

26 06, 2017

When Hunger Hits: School’s Out, but Hunger Isn’t

June 26th, 2017|

The stunning image Benjamin Von Wong created of a spy stealthily dropping down from the ceiling to “sneak” food looks like a scene from a summer blockbuster movie. But for many kids, summer isn’t about movies or other fun activities. For these kids, summer is a time to worry about getting enough to eat. That’s [...]

14 06, 2017

When Hunger Hits: Who’s Hungry?

June 14th, 2017|

Benjamin Von Wong’s portrayal of kids foraging for food may be fantastical, but child hunger is all too real. They may not be scaling mountains to get food, but there are kids in nearly every neighborhood who are worried they won’t get enough to eat on any given day. Imagine coming home from school and finding nothing to eat. The cupboards are bare and the refrigerator is empty. Kids tell us they feel scared when there’s no food in the house. This is happening in homes all across America. Yes, right here in the land of plenty. It’s a problem that’s often hidden. […]

6 06, 2017

When Hunger Hits: An Epic Quest for Food

June 6th, 2017|

This inspiring journey to see child hunger from a different angle started with a chance encounter at last year’s EG Conference between epic photographer Benjamin Von Wong and Second Harvest supporter Lise Buyer, who underwrote the project. What followed was months of brainstorming and hard work that culminated in two hectic days of photo shoots, costume changes, and set-designing on the fly. The result is five incredible photos that bring a new reality to the often hidden problem of child hunger. […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 04, 2017

More Meals for Kids In Need

April 6th, 2017|

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program helps develop leaders dedicated to fighting hunger, poverty and social inequality. For the past six months Second Harvest Food Bank played host to two of these fellows, Samantha Stevens and David Lazere. While here, they researched school breakfast and summer meal programs in our area. Their final reports will help the Food Bank create partnerships with schools and other community organizations, like libraries, to provide more meals to kids in need. […]