/Tag:community partners
5 02, 2017

Poverty Simulation: Increasing Understanding and Inspiring Change

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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

"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 [...]

30 04, 2016

Local Hunger Fighters: Karen Martinez

"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: Karen Martinez, Parent Center Manager at Alpha Public Schools Karen Martinez personally spearheaded the partnership between Alpha Public Schools and Second Harvest Food Bank [...]

1 03, 2016

Local Hunger Fighters: Monica Barrera-Ruelas

"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: Monica Barrera-Ruelas, Eligibility Worker, Santa Clara County Social Services Agency How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? As an Eligibility Worker for [...]

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, [...]