/Tag:Food Stamps
7 07, 2014

June Social Media Roundup

July 7th, 2014|

“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 6/8: 6 Ways to Get More Nutrition from Everyday Foods, Care2 This Care2 article will make you think twice about peeling the skin off of that potato. 6/10: Growth Has Been Good for [...]

3 05, 2014

April Social Media Roundup

May 3rd, 2014|

“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. 4/1: Why I Lie to the Food Pantry, The Huffington Post "...there is no check box for 'barely making it even though we're working.'" Thank you, Trisha, for sharing your story 4/5: [...]

25 03, 2014

Keeping an Ear to the Ground

March 25th, 2014|

“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 Fighters: Martín Huici at Second Harvest Food Bank What is your role at Second Harvest? I am the CalFresh Outreach Coordinator at Second Harvest. I [...]

8 12, 2013

CalFresh Outreach: How to Connect with Seniors

December 8th, 2013|

Our CalFresh team is out in the field, doing the crucial outreach necessary to find and help connect eligible participants to CalFresh/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Did you know that California ranks last among all states for SNAP participation? Less than half of those who are eligible in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties receive [...]

17 10, 2013

Government Shutdown Over, But Challenges Remain

October 17th, 2013|

Special Blog Post By: Kathy Jackson, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank I am pleased that Congress has come together to provide our economy the stability it needs. Though the immediate crisis has passed and agreements to reopen the government and avoid a default on our nation’s bills were achieved, we still face an automatic [...]

14 10, 2013

The Government Shutdown and How We’re Doing

October 14th, 2013|

Special Blog Post By: Kathy Jackson, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank At a time when there is heated rhetoric in the media around the budget impasse in Washington, all of us at Second Harvest Food Bank want you to know that we are monitoring the situation and the potential impact these events may have [...]

12 07, 2013

Amber and Her Daughter Have a Bright Future Thanks to Food Stamps

July 12th, 2013|

My name is Amber and I have a five-year-old daughter. I have always dreamed of pursuing a career in a food or culinary-related field, but was afraid that a work-related injury that limits my mobility would prevent me from realizing this dream. Fortunately, I found a distance learning nutrition program that is allowing me to [...]

20 01, 2010

Our own Cindy McCown nominated for a CFPA Stampy Award – Vote today!

January 20th, 2010|

Nominations for the 11th Annual Stampy Awards from across the state honor the efforts of individuals working to improve the Food Stamp Program in California. This year, our very own Cindy McCown has been nominated, along with Jim Beall, our hunger-fighting champion in the California State Assembly!Vote Now through January 31, 2010.We at Second Harvest [...]

10 07, 2009

Why Finger-Imaging is Bad News for Food Stamps

July 10th, 2009|

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. [...]

10 07, 2009

Ending the Cycle of Poverty: AB 433 brings us one step closer!

July 10th, 2009|

AB 433 is now law!No More Asset Test for Food Stamp Households with ChildrenA great victory has been achieved for families struggling to put food on the table. Food stamp households will now no longer be subject to an asset test, a crucial step to expanding participation in the Food Stamp Program, as well as [...]