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3 06, 2017

2017 Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference: Strengthen. Inspire. Transform.

June 3rd, 2017|

Last month, over 250 staff members and volunteers from our community partners attended our Annual Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City. It was an exciting day of learning, networking and celebrating local hunger-fighting leaders. The theme of this year’s conference was Strengthen. Inspire. Transform. The goal was to strengthen the capacity of our partners to serve clients, inspire those partners to enhance and improve their work with new ideas and tools, and […]

4 04, 2017

Local Hunger Fighters: Alfonso Mendez

April 4th, 2017|

“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: Alfonso Mendez, Operations Manager, Santa Maria Urban Ministry Alfonso has served as Operations Manager for Santa Maria’s Food Pantry, clothes closet, and educational programs since 2010. According to our Community Partnerships team, when Alfonso sees an additional need, he takes the steps to meet it. He recently came to the Food Bank to propose a new satellite food distribution site at St. Francis Episcopal Church. […]

4 04, 2017

March Social Media Round Up

April 4th, 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. San Jose Regional Economy Strong, but Challenges Imperil Job Growth, MERCURYNEWS.COM “Silicon Valley’s innovation economy grew faster in 2016 than in 2015, and it outpaced all rival tech hubs… Yet soaring housing prices, brutal traffic snarls and troubling […]

5 02, 2017

Poverty Simulation: Increasing Understanding and Inspiring Change

February 5th, 2017|

An event promotion popped up in my Facebook Newsfeed – a “Poverty Simulation” was happening at the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church on the same day as Inauguration Day. I clicked on the link and found out the event was hosted by Sunnyvale Community Services, one of Second Harvest Food Bank’s over 320 partner agencies in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. In partnership with Sunnyvale Community Services, Downtown Streets Team was facilitating the poverty simulation […]

7 12, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: May Your Days Be Merry, Healthy, and Bright

December 7th, 2016|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Nutrition Education Coordinator, San Mateo County It’s that joyous time of the year again to celebrate with our family and friends. It’s also no surprise that with celebrations come rich, decadent foods – and lots of them. For those that have been working hard at eating healthy, or losing or maintaining your weight, this may be a difficult […]

31 10, 2016

Local Hunger Fighters: Nu Knickerbocker

October 31st, 2016|

“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: Nu Knickerbocker, Front Desk Receptionist, Salvation Army in San Jose How are you helping Second Harvest Food Bank and our community? Here at the Salvation Army, we are trying to help our community by teaming up with workers from Second Harvest to […]

4 09, 2016

Local Hunger Fighters: Carolyn Alexander

September 4th, 2016|

“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: Carolyn Alexander, Director of Operations, Sunnyvale Community Services How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? I’m pushing our agency to reduce barriers and make food access […]

6 07, 2016

Meet Vicky Martin

July 6th, 2016|

Special Blog Post featuring Vicky Martin of St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy, as told to Matt Mastrangelo of Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest’s Grocery Rescue Program is a collaborative effort between the Food Bank, local retailers, and select partner agencies. It is part of the Food Bank’s many food rescue efforts and has seen tremendous growth since its inception. In 2015, the program connected nearly 4 million pounds of perfectly good food with our neighbors in need. My name is Vicky Martin and I’m the Pantry Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy. We’re one of Second Harvest’s southernmost […]

2 06, 2016

Shining a Spotlight on Our Partner Agencies

June 2nd, 2016|

Second Harvest provides food to nearly a quarter million people per month in our two counties.  This is largely possible thanks to our awesome network of nearly 330 partner agencies, including shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior meal sites, and residential programs, located as far north as Daly City and as far south as [...]

29 05, 2016

Local Hunger Fighters: Julie Hosfeldt

May 29th, 2016|

"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: Julie Hosfeldt, WIC Staff Member Here's a note from our Food Connection staff: "Julie has been a fabulous partner to us; we go to [...]