Across the board, the waistline of America is growing. You can see it in every demographic, including those struggling with poverty.
Last month, the results of a national hunger study were released by Feeding America, and we highlighted local statistics on our blog. Around the same time, First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack . . . → Read More: Hunger and Obesity – Understanding the Paradox
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and other food banks throughout California receive state funds for the Brown Bag Program for seniors.
During the recent State budget process Governor Schwarzenegger’s made the bold move of doing a line-item veto of the Brown Bag Program. Basically, he removed the program from the . . . → Read More: Take Action: Help Restore the Brown Bag Program for Seniors
Bad news from Sacramento: Governor Schwarzenegger wants to not only keep the finger-imaging requirement for food stamp applicants, but expand finger-imaging to those receiving In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).
We at Second Harvest Food Bank are deeply concerned because many of the people we serve are also participants or are eligible for these crucial safety net programs.
Second . . . → Read More: Why Finger-Imaging is Bad News for Food Stamps
Public Wants Issue Discussed in Campaign; Recent Polling Shows Need for Political Leadership on Hunger and Poverty
American families are increasingly worried about being able to afford enough food for their families and a substantial majority believes eliminating hunger should be a priority of the federal government and the next administration, according to a new review of . . . → Read More: Hunger a Rising Concern Among Americans as Economy Falters