/Tag:Childhood Hunger
23 03, 2015

Kids: Authors Of Their Own Food Stories – Part 1

March 23rd, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Jessica Washburn, Writer and Food Educator Over the past decade, I have taught kids of all ages cooking and witnessed repeatedly how students fall in love with simple, nourishing food when they make it themselves. If their hands have washed lettuce, chopped cucumbers and whisked a salad dressing, then they might [...]

20 03, 2015

Fighting Summer Hunger in East Palo Alto

March 20th, 2015|

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 [...]

1 03, 2015

February Social Media Roundup

March 1st, 2015|

"Social Media Roundup" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. One in Five U.S. Children Depends On Food Stamps, BLOGS.WSJ.COM "The findings are the latest evidence of how little America’s less-advantaged groups—children, but also young adults, the poor, minorities, the middle class—have [...]

18 02, 2015

My Personal Experience With Hunger

February 18th, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Suzanne Liu, Second Harvest board member My experience with hunger is a personal one. Two months after my younger brother was born, he got sick. What doctors diagnosed as a common cold was meningitis, and days later my brother passed away. In his grief, my father became addicted to drugs. We [...]

6 01, 2015

Think About a Hungry Kid’s Point of View

January 6th, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Sean, Second Harvest fundraiser For his birthday, Sean came up with a creative way to fight local hunger: he asked his friends and family to donate to Second Harvest. Here are his reflections on giving back to the community - Each year on my birthday, I’ve asked my friends and family [...]

5 01, 2015

December Social Media Roundup

January 5th, 2015|

"Social Media Roundup" is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 12/3: Hunger in Silicon Valley: Study shows families make heartbreaking choices, MERCURYNEWS.COM "Nearly half of those we serve have had to choose between education and food... [It's] a terrible choice to have [...]

24 09, 2014

Pediatrician Inspired by Her Patients to Fight Hunger

September 24th, 2014|

“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 Fighters: Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, The American Academy of Pediatrics, District 1 How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? I've been drawn to the [...]

3 08, 2014

July Social Media Roundup

August 3rd, 2014|

"Social Media Round-Up" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 7/1: 2014 Summer Meal Service Sites, California Department of Education Find locations in California where youth 18 and under can get a prepared meal or snack this summer. Children don't need to be [...]

24 07, 2014

Doreen Knows What Children Need to Thrive

July 24th, 2014|

Special Blog Post By: Doreen, partner agency My name is Doreen and I work at the YMCA of Silicon Valley. Working with the YMCA’s After School and Enrichment Programs, I get to see firsthand how the food from Second Harvest Food Bank improves the lives of the children in our programs. The weekly truckload of [...]

17 05, 2014

Local Educator Stands Up for Her Students

May 17th, 2014|

Special Blog Post By: Lori, a volunteer site coordinator of Second Harvest Food Bank My name is Lori. I first became affiliated with Second Harvest 7 years ago when I was hired by Cabrillo School District in San Mateo County to coordinate a tutorial program. I coordinate the free breakfasts and snack program for students [...]