/Tag:child hunger
5 07, 2016

June Social Media Roundup

“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. The Surging Cost of Basic Needs, THEATLANTIC.COM “One particularly worrying aspect of this is that low-income and middle-income families might be cutting back spending on food in order to compensate for rising costs in housing and health care.” How Kids Learn Resilience, THEATLANTIC.COM “In 2013, for the first time, a majority of public-school students in this country—51 percent, to be precise—fell below the federal government’s low-income cutoff, meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch.” […]

4 04, 2016

Too Hungry to Learn: 2016 Hunger Action Summit Recap

At last month's Hunger Action Summit, an annual forum that sparks conversation and inspires action to end local hunger, speakers addressed what it will take to ensure that the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs has access to the nutritious food they need to succeed academically. Organized by Second Harvest Food Bank and Santa Clara [...]

4 09, 2015

What is the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act?

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank VP of Community Engagement and Policy We have an opportunity to let our federal elected representatives know why providing healthy food to children matters. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs for low-income children is currently being reviewed by Congress. [...]

15 04, 2015

Share Your Childhood Food Memories on Social Media

As part of our Stand Up for Kids Campaign, we’re asking you to share your childhood food memories on social media from April 21 through May 4. It’s a chance for all of us to think about and share some food memories that we may not have thought about since we were kids. Or maybe [...]

24 03, 2015

Creating Custom Solutions for Schools

Special Blog Post by: Marc Baker, Grants Manager Although Second Harvest has had a long tradition of working with schools, it has often been on a logistical level: do you have a parking lot we could use to distribute food once a month? Now, we are looking at schools and school districts as true partners [...]

20 03, 2015

Fighting Summer Hunger in East Palo Alto

Special Blog Post by: Marc Baker, Grants Manager For far too many local kids, summer is a time of anxiety—of wondering when there will be food to eat again. This is especially true in East Palo Alto, where 95% of the students live in households that meet the income eligibility for free or reduced-price meals [...]

6 03, 2014

Meet Francene and Her Family

For Francene Aquino, age 11, hunger can act just like a bully, “It can take away your lunch.” Francene lives with her mother and younger sister Arianne (age 9) in the Alum Rock neighborhood of San Jose. The home where they rent a room stands in sharp contrast to the city filled with luxury towers, [...]