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6 04, 2017

More Meals for Kids In Need

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program helps develop leaders dedicated to fighting hunger, poverty and social inequality. For the past six months Second Harvest Food Bank played host to two of these fellows, Samantha Stevens and David Lazere. While here, they researched school breakfast and summer meal programs in our area. Their final reports will help the Food Bank create partnerships with schools and other community organizations, like libraries, to provide more meals to kids in need. […]

5 12, 2016

November Social Media Roundup

“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. For These College Students, the Most Difficult Test May Be Basic Survival, PBS.ORG “While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and “non-traditional” students, helping them stay, succeed and meet basic needs like getting enough food requires greater investment.” San Jose State, Second Harvest Food Bank Handing Out Food to Students Struggling to Eat, KRON4.COM […]

6 07, 2016

Summer Feeding Sites Provide Free Meals to Kids

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 […]

2 03, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Sunny Breakfast Garden

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Educator for San Mateo County Sunny Breakfast Garden – Getting kids to eat their veggies has never looked so delicious! As a nutrition educator, part of my job here at the food [...]

8 02, 2016

Collaborative Works Towards a Hunger-Free Summer

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

"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

"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?

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. [...]

24 08, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Pack a Nutritious Punch

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Educator (San Mateo County) It’s back to school, and with breakfast known as the “most important meal of the day”, and dinner being quality time with family, it’s easy to argue that [...]

2 08, 2015

July Social Media Roundup

"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 [...]