/Tag:food insecurity
3 10, 2016

September Social Media Roundup

October 3rd, 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 One Stat That Shows How Hard It Is To Buy A Home in Silicon Valley, BIZJOURNALS.COM “Just how hard is it for young people to buy a home in Silicon Valley? It takes until age 42.5 for the home ownership rate to hit 25 percent in the region — the highest age in […]

1 09, 2016

August Social Media Roundup

September 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. There’s a Hunger Problem in Every County in America – and It’s Solvable, TALKPOVERTY.ORG “For six consecutive years, we’ve conducted a comprehensive study called Map the Meal Gap to improve our understanding of hunger and to fight food insecurity at the local, regional, and national levels. Our most recent analysis shows […]

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.” […]

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 [...]

2 04, 2016

March Social Media Roundup

April 2nd, 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. Nearly 1 in 4 Cal State Students Go Hungry, New Report Says, SCPR.ORG "[Researchers] believe the problem has become serious over the years because of rising university tuition and cost of living, [...]

3 03, 2016

February Social Media Roundup

March 3rd, 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. Food Stamps Still Feed More than 45 Million Americans, Despite Economic Recovery, MSN.COM "'I’ve lost my savings. All the things you count on for your future, they’re gone. But I’m grateful to [...]

8 02, 2016

Collaborative Works Towards a Hunger-Free Summer

February 8th, 2016|

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, [...]

3 02, 2016

January Social Media Roundup

February 3rd, 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. In Defense of Food Stamps: Why The White House Sings SNAP’s Praises, NPR.ORG "The CEA report finds SNAP is best at doing what it's intended to do: keep people from going hungry. [...]

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 [...]