/Tag:Childhood Hunger
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 [...]

4 09, 2015

What is the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act?

September 4th, 2015|

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. [...]

2 08, 2015

July Social Media Roundup

August 2nd, 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. I Get Food Stamps, and I’m Not Ashamed – I’m Angry, VOX.COM "It makes me burn when people assume I could give something up and then I wouldn't need assistance." How to [...]

6 07, 2015

June Social Media Roundup

July 6th, 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. Asking for Help at 80 – America’s New Faces of Hunger, PBS.ORG "In 2013, the last year for which data is available, 15.5 percent of America’s seniors — roughly 9.6 million people [...]

10 06, 2015

Protecting Kids From Hunger: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

June 10th, 2015|

Special Blog Post By: Dr. Rhea Boyd, Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Children's Hospital Oakland Dr. Rhea Boyd is a pediatrician who works at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s urgent care, as well as at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s teen clinic. She spoke to us about the impact that hunger has on children, and how local [...]

23 04, 2015

Kids: Authors Of Their Own Food Stories – Part 2

April 23rd, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Jessica Washburn, Writer and Food Educator In last month’s blog post, I wrote about my work with Second Harvest to facilitate a creative writing class for 5th and 6th graders at the nonprofit after school program, Redwood City Police Activities League. Completed in the fall of 2014, the class used writing [...]

3 04, 2015

School Pilot Program Empowers Families

April 3rd, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Marc Baker, Grants Manager What if we wanted to build a program from the ground up, without any history or any assumptions? That’s the question we asked ourselves through the creation of our innovative School Pilot Program. Second Harvest has joined forces with Sacred Heart Nativity School and Martha’s Kitchen in [...]