30 04, 2017

Celebrating Generosity: Make Hunger History Awards Recap

April 30th, 2017|

The Make Hunger History Awards Celebration was held on April 20 at Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto. We celebrated the efforts of both community and corporate Food and Fund Drive Coordinators who managed drives that bring in barrels of food and significant funding every year.  With that support, we're able to feed more than one quarter [...]

5 04, 2017

Food is Foundational: Hunger Action Summit Recap

April 5th, 2017|

Our annual Hunger Action Summit was held on March 14th in partnership with Santa Clara University’s Food and Agribusiness Institute. Over 200 people gathered to hear the latest update about hunger in our community and discuss ways that we can work toward Second Harvest’s vision of a hunger-free community. The Summit focused on the idea that food is foundational. As Cat Cvengros, our VP of Development and Marketing said, “That’s why hunger needs a seat at the table when we talk about key policy issues like education, health and […]

3 03, 2017

Engaging with Government: First Annual Legislative Breakfasts

March 3rd, 2017|

Second Harvest Food Bank recently held our First Annual Legislative Breakfasts, one for Santa Clara County legislators and one for San Mateo County legislators. We invited representatives from all different levels of government – local, state and federal – to attend and learn more about the Food Bank, our legislative priorities and how they can help us in our vision of a hunger-free community. […]

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 […]

3 11, 2016

Special Events and Promos Benefiting Second Harvest

November 3rd, 2016|

‘Tis the season of giving! Thanks to the many community groups and local businesses that are supporting our work and helping our neighbors in need this holiday season. Here’s a list of special events and promotions benefiting the Food Bank (we’ll be adding more as we hear about them, so please check back often) […]

4 01, 2016

Free Seminar: 7 Biggest Mistakes Trustees Often Make

January 4th, 2016|

We're pleased to present... What: 7 Biggest Mistakes Trustees Often Make When: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where: Pond Family Conference Room Second Harvest Food Bank - Cypress Center 4001 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95134 Who Should Attend: Anyone who has created a trust, is named as a trustee, [...]

5 11, 2015

Special Holiday Events and Promotions

November 5th, 2015|

It’s the season of giving and we're so fortunate to have many community groups and local businesses support our work to end hunger in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Here’s a list of special events and promotions benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank (we’ll be adding to this list as we hear about new ones, [...]

14 11, 2014

So Many Ways to Help Feed Our Neighbors in Need

November 14th, 2014|

We always feel the love from the community, especially during this time of the year. Here’s a list of special events and promotions benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank (we’ll keep this list updated as we hear about new ones, so check back often!): Ongoing The KPIX/KBCW and Whole Foods Feed 4 More Program runs until [...]

23 08, 2013

Event Recap: Food Bank 500

August 23rd, 2013|

When was the last time you saw one of these in a company parking lot? Earlier this week, the Barracuda Racing crew, along with driver JR Hildebrand and the No. 98 car, were at our Cypress Center to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Silicon Valley. Despite the improving economy, the number of [...]

21 08, 2013

How to Organize a Fundraiser: 5 Easy Steps

August 21st, 2013|

Special Blog Post By: Denise Chase Denise Chase recently hosted a successful fundraiser at her home in Belmont and is sharing her tips on how you can organize one too. She is currently employed by TE Connectivity in Menlo Park and has 2 sons in college (one just returned in July from 5 years in [...]