/Tag:Childhood Hunger
2 05, 2018

SNAP and Children’s Health

May 2nd, 2018|

Special Blog Post By Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Deborah Frank, M.D., Boston Medical Center, and Lisa Chamberlain, M.D. As a pediatrician, I know first-hand the importance of good nutrition for my patients and their families. Access to healthy food and an adequate diet supports proper growth [...]

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 [...]

4 08, 2017

Summer Meals Spotlight – Kennelyn Celeste, The Big Lift’s Inspiring Summers Program

August 4th, 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 in the summer. Third grade reading proficiency is a well-established predictor of high school graduation and career success, yet 50 [...]

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. […]

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 [...]

5 07, 2017

Summer Meals Spotlight- Debbie Austin, Mountain View Whisman School District

July 5th, 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 in the summer. The “dynamic duo” behind the summer meal program at the Mountain View Whisman School District: Sophia [...]

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. […]

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. […]