/Tag:Childhood Hunger
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 [...]

3 05, 2014

April Social Media Roundup

May 3rd, 2014|

“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. 4/1: Why I Lie to the Food Pantry, The Huffington Post "...there is no check box for 'barely making it even though we're working.'" Thank you, Trisha, for sharing your story 4/5: [...]

30 04, 2014

First My Child, and Then Me

April 30th, 2014|

Special Blog Post By: Norma, a volunteer and client of Second Harvest My name is Norma and I live in South City with my son Armando. He’s 12 and in 7th grade. I work at Marshalls part-time. I lost my partner several years ago and have struggled to keep enough food on the table. At [...]

6 03, 2014

Meet Francene and Her Family

March 6th, 2014|

For Francene Aquino, age 11, hunger can act just like a bully, “It can take away your lunch.” Francene lives with her mother and younger sister Arianne (age 9) in the Alum Rock neighborhood of San Jose. The home where they rent a room stands in sharp contrast to the city filled with luxury towers, [...]

18 02, 2014

People Want to Make a Difference

February 18th, 2014|

Special Blog Post By: Jeff Rangel, Brocade I believe access to healthy food – just like access to air and water – is pretty basic. Advocating for hunger relief is a cause that resonates with people because everyone understands that without nourishment, you can’t do much else. Food is at the core of everything, particularly [...]

21 01, 2014

Hunger is Everywhere, but Hidden in Silicon Valley

January 21st, 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: Heather Sibley at NetApp What is your role at NetApp? I’m a Technical Program Manager. What inspires you to give? Serving is a part [...]

30 10, 2013

Food Drive Success at Cupertino’s Monta Vista High School

October 30th, 2013|

Special Blog Post By: Deborah McGaw, Donor Services Specialist Our Food Drive team at Second Harvest made the bold decision to request poundage commitments from anyone wanting to run a food drive. We asked Food Drive Coordinators to commit to collecting a minimum of 450 pounds of food. We were a bit nervous because we [...]

6 08, 2013

Concerned Mom Takes Action Against Hunger

August 6th, 2013|

My name is Shannon. I recently attended a Giants game at AT&T Park with my husband Kevin. The billboard mentioned that it was a sold-out game with 41,000 attendees. I then realized that we could fill the stadium two and a half times, and that would represent the number of kids Second Harvest Food Bank [...]

13 06, 2013

Cole Makes a Difference for Other Kids

June 13th, 2013|

Cole is one of this year’s winners of Second Harvest Food Bank’s Outstanding Youth award, a recognition given each year to exemplary youth supporters. He recently shared with us how learning about hunger faced by other kids in his community motivated him to become a member of our Monthly Harvest Club. About five years ago, [...]