/Tag:Childhood Hunger
7 01, 2017

No New Funding or Improvements for Federal Child Nutrition Programs

January 7th, 2017|

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy In 2016, individuals, organizations, faith communities and anti-hunger organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank worked hard with policymakers to reauthorize funding for the federal child nutrition programs.  Unfortunately, we were not able to do so. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs […]

2 11, 2016

October Social Media Roundup

November 2nd, 2016|

“Social Media Round-Up” is a compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. California’s Extreme Economy Creates a New Class of ‘Poor’, CSMONITOR.COM “The struggles of working families to make ends meet amid rising housing and child care costs is well known. The Census Bureau has even put a name on it: the supplemental poor. And California has a supplemental poor problem.” 1 in 5 U.S. Households With Kids Don’t Have Enough to Eat, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM […]

3 10, 2016

September Social Media Roundup

October 3rd, 2016|

“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 One Stat That Shows How Hard It Is To Buy A Home in Silicon Valley, BIZJOURNALS.COM “Just how hard is it for young people to buy a home in Silicon Valley? It takes until age 42.5 for the home ownership rate to hit 25 percent in the region — the highest age in […]

1 08, 2016

July Social Media Roundup

August 1st, 2016|

“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. 4 Fixes for the Astonishing Lack of Vegetables in the American Diet, VOX.COM Some really good ideas to get folks to eat more veggies. Have you heard about the Food Pharmacy that we started in partnership with Samaritan House where low-income patients with diabetes can “fill” prescriptions for free nutritious food? U.S. Lawmakers Attempt to Tackle Food Waste, EATER.COM 40% of food produced in the U.S. gets wasted every year – we must do more to change this! […]

6 07, 2016

Summer Feeding Sites Provide Free Meals to Kids

July 6th, 2016|

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy Summer is here and that means thousands of kids in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties won’t have access to the free and reduced-priced meals they rely on during the regular school year. Making sure their kids have enough healthy food to eat during the summer can be difficult for families […]

1 06, 2016

May Social Media Roundup

June 1st, 2016|

"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. Starbucks Finally Starts to Donate All of its Unsold Food. But Donating Isn’t as Easy as It Seems., FORBES.COM Perishable prepared food donations are a bit more challenging for nonprofits to accept [...]

19 05, 2016

An Invitation to Join Sheryl Sandberg

May 19th, 2016|

Special Blog Post By: Sheryl Sandberg, "Stand Up For Kids" Campaign Fundraising Council Co-Chair 1 in 3 kids in Silicon Valley is at risk of hunger. Often, hunger is invisible. An elementary teacher in San Jose asked her class to write down their favorite meal for dinner, but one boy didn't know what to write. [...]

1 05, 2016

April Social Media Roundup

May 1st, 2016|

"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. Why Aren’t the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?, CARE2.COM Have you wondered about this too? The Cities Where a Six-Figure is Barely Enough to Get By, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM "The Bay Area housing crisis [...]

4 04, 2016

Too Hungry to Learn: 2016 Hunger Action Summit Recap

April 4th, 2016|

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 [...]

2 04, 2016

March Social Media Roundup

April 2nd, 2016|

"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. Nearly 1 in 4 Cal State Students Go Hungry, New Report Says, SCPR.ORG "[Researchers] believe the problem has become serious over the years because of rising university tuition and cost of living, [...]