/Tag:Holiday Food and Fund Drive
3 12, 2017

Giving Tuesday – A Resounding Success!

December 3rd, 2017|

The Tuesday after every Thanksgiving is known in the world of non-profits as Giving Tuesday. It's a global day of support based upon the idea that after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people should turn toward their favorite charities and give back. This year Second Harvest had a goal of raising $25,000 on Giving Tuesday. [...]

15 11, 2017

Give Us Frozen Turkeys

November 15th, 2017|

While monetary donations are the most critical and we can really stretch the dollars you donate, we’re also grateful for food donations. Many families appreciate turkeys so they can have a traditional holiday meal. Our turkey goal this year is 24,000. If you are donating a turkey, frozen turkeys are best, but they should not [...]

5 11, 2017

Ready for Turkeys! Warehouse Remodel Boosts Capacity and Efficiency

November 5th, 2017|

Second Harvest Food Bank runs three facilities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. These warehouses in San Jose and San Carlos help us feed an average of over 257,000 people per month but we want to be able to do more. To help us increase the amount of food we can deliver to our [...]

4 11, 2017

Mansoor’s Story: Hope Over Adversity

November 4th, 2017|

In the United States, seniors are the fastest growing food-insecure population. Currently, 1 in 12 seniors face hunger. Over the next decade, the number of seniors struggling with hunger is projected to double. Mansoor is one of the thousands of seniors who relies on food from Second Harvest every month. Watch or read his story [...]

2 10, 2017

San Mateo High School Students Have a CAN-Do Attitude

October 2nd, 2017|

Marina and Vida show off the 2017 Can Wars shirts Each holiday season, San Mateo High School runs one of the largest Holiday Food & Fund Drives to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The whole student body pitches in to raise thousands of pounds of food and funds. Since 2002, through these efforts, [...]

29 09, 2017

Young San Jose Family Looks Towards Brighter Future

September 29th, 2017|

Being a young family in Silicon Valley is not without its difficulties and many young families have a hard time making ends meet as they work to build a brighter future for their kids. Robert and Annie are a young couple raising their daughter, Abby, in San Jose. The food they receive from Second Harvest [...]

8 12, 2016

Day at the Donation Tent: A Snapshot of the Holiday Spirit

December 8th, 2016|

When you work at Second Harvest Food Bank, the season all staff members collectively know as “Holiday” is busy! The months of November and December are a flurry of food drives, events, dock donations, volunteers, and of course getting food out to families in need. Despite all the craziness, there is no better time to work at the Food Bank. The feelings of […]

22 11, 2016

Thanksgiving at Alice’s Restaurant

November 22nd, 2016|

Each October through December, Second Harvest Food Bank is supported by more than 1,500 Food and Fund Drives, run by individuals, businesses and organizations. This three-month fundraising period helps raise 50% of the Food Bank’s annual operating costs, helping provide meals throughout the year to more than 250,000 people every month. Alice’s Restaurant in Woodside has been hosting a unique Fund Drive over the years, offering up a delicious meal, with a twist.  Since 2008 […]

4 11, 2016

Meet Josh: Donor Relations Specialist

November 4th, 2016|

Have you ever called our Donor Hotline? Have you ever wondered about the voice on the other end? Heading in to the busy holiday season at Second Harvest, we’d like to introduce you to Josh Marcotte, our Donor Relations Specialist. Josh and his team of holiday staff are ready and waiting to help any donors who need assistance running a Food and Fund Drive, or making a donation. What do you do at Second Harvest? As the Donor Relations Specialist, I assist the community with setting […]

30 10, 2016

Nurturing Angelica’s Excellence

October 30th, 2016|

Patrick Manigque and his family are real clients of Second Harvest Food Bank and are featured in this year’s Holiday Food and Fund Drive materials. Meet the people that you’ve seen on our food donation barrels: After migrating from the Philippines to become a teacher, Joy left behind the love of her life, Patrick. Patrick had planned the entire wedding while Joy studied Special Education training in Maryland. At her first opportunity to return and get married […]