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1 11, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter- Fred Bock and West Valley Community Services

November 1st, 2017|

This month's local hunger fighter is Fred Bock, Program Manager of Food Pantry Operations at West Valley Community Services (WVCS) which serves the communities of Cupertino, Saratoga, West San Jose, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and the surrounding mountain regions in Santa Clara County. Read below to see how Fred and West Valley Community Services are providing [...]

3 09, 2017

August Social Media Roundup

September 3rd, 2017|

“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. Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show, WASHINGTONPOST.COM “The proportion of people over 60 deemed to be "facing hunger" - based on their answers to a [...]

1 06, 2017

May Social Media Roundup

June 1st, 2017|

“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. How One Student Turned Her Struggles with Homelessness into a Crusade, COLLEGE.USATODAY.COM A homeless college student in Wisconsin is working to get SNAP, also known as food stamps, accepted as a form of payment at her college’s dining halls and food markets. Studies have shown that food insecurity is a big problem […]

1 03, 2017

February Social Media Roundup

March 1st, 2017|

“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. America’s Great Working-Class Colleges, NYTIMES.COM San Jose State University is ranked number 8 on a list of colleges that are most successful at moving lower-income students into the middle or upper middle classafter graduation. We’re proud to fight hunger on the SJSU campus through our Just-in-Time Pantry. Read more about our work here. […]

5 01, 2017

Fighting Hunger at San Jose State University

January 5th, 2017|

With 91,000 public college students (community and four-year/public schools) in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, hunger on college campus is a real problem in our community. A 2015 San Jose State University Student Food Access Survey of 5,000 students found: 21% sometimes/often didn’t eat for a full day 39% sometimes/often were hungry but didn’t eat because they didn’t have enough money 50% sometimes/often cut size of meals or skipped meals because theydidn’t have enough money […]

3 01, 2017

December Social Media Roundup

January 3rd, 2017|

“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. U.S. Cities with the Fastest-Growing Economies, FORBES.COM “The fastest growing economy among large U.S. cities, by the numbers, is San Jose, California, which saw its GRP surge 43.6% between 2010 and 2015.” Eligible Immigrants Aren’t Applying for Food Stamp Benefits, TAKEPART.COM […]

5 12, 2016

November Social Media Roundup

December 5th, 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. 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 […]

1 08, 2016

July Social Media Roundup

August 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. 4 Fixes for the Astonishing Lack of Vegetables in the American Diet, VOX.COM Some really good ideas to get folks to eat more veggies. Have you heard about the Food Pharmacy that we started in partnership with Samaritan House where low-income patients with diabetes can “fill” prescriptions for free nutritious food? U.S. Lawmakers Attempt to Tackle Food Waste, EATER.COM 40% of food produced in the U.S. gets wasted every year – we must do more to change this! […]

5 07, 2016

June Social Media Roundup

July 5th, 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. The Surging Cost of Basic Needs, THEATLANTIC.COM “One particularly worrying aspect of this is that low-income and middle-income families might be cutting back spending on food in order to compensate for rising costs in housing and health care.” How Kids Learn Resilience, THEATLANTIC.COM “In 2013, for the first time, a majority of public-school students in this country—51 percent, to be precise—fell below the federal government’s low-income cutoff, meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch.” […]

5 01, 2016

December Social Media Roundup

January 5th, 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. New Census Data: Bay Area Grappling with Poverty, Housing Costs, MERCURYNEWS.COM "...for many residents in the heart of Silicon Valley, the good times didn't exactly roll. The poverty rate in Santa Clara [...]