/Tag:Childhood Hunger
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, [...]

4 03, 2016

Feeding America 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame

March 4th, 2016|

We’re excited to tell you that we’re one of nearly 40 food banks and state associations in the Feeding America Network that made it into its 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame! To get this designation, we needed to meet 5 challenges and show how our advocacy efforts make an impact locally, at the state level, [...]

8 02, 2016

Collaborative Works Towards a Hunger-Free Summer

February 8th, 2016|

Special Blog Post By: Alisa Tantraphol, Second Harvest Food Bank Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships A Strong Public-Private Collaborative Works Towards a Hunger-Free Summer Imagine trying to make ends meet for your family on less than $45,000 per year here in the heart of Silicon Valley. According to the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, [...]

1 11, 2015

October Social Media Roundup

November 1st, 2015|

"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. No Time to Waste, USNEWS.COM “American hunger stems from issues of waste, impaired access and inequality – not a shortage of food.” Bay Area Commuting Nightmares: Jobs in City, Affordable Homes in [...]

30 09, 2015

Local Hunger Fighters: Jennifer Puthoff

September 30th, 2015|

"Local Hunger Fighters" is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. Local Hunger Fighter: Jennifer Puthoff, Director of Child Care and After School Programs, YMCA of Silicon Valley How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? Through [...]