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2 02, 2017

Feeding America 2016 Advocacy Hall of Fame

Second Harvest Food Bank has been honored as a member of Feeding America’s 2016 Advocacy Hall of Fame. Nearly 40 food banks across the country met the criteria which included completing activities in five different challenge areas that show our efforts at the federal, state and local levels to inform and communicate with our elected officials and community members about hunger issues. […]

7 01, 2017

No New Funding or Improvements for Federal Child Nutrition Programs

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy In 2016, individuals, organizations, faith communities and anti-hunger organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank worked hard with policymakers to reauthorize funding for the federal child nutrition programs.  Unfortunately, we were not able to do so. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs […]

3 10, 2016

September Social Media Roundup

“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 08, 2016

July Social Media Roundup

“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! […]

4 03, 2016

Feeding America 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame

We’re excited to tell you that we’re one of nearly 40 food banks and state associations in the Feeding America Network that made it into its 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame! To get this designation, we needed to meet 5 challenges and show how our advocacy efforts make an impact locally, at the state level, [...]

3 03, 2016

February Social Media Roundup

"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 [...]

3 10, 2015

September Social Media Roundup

"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. East Palo Alto: Life on the Other Side of Silicon Valley’s Tracks, CNET.COM "Eighteen percent of East Palo Alto residents live below the poverty line and the average yearly income per person [...]

5 08, 2009

Take Action: Help Restore the Brown Bag Program for Seniors

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 [...]

10 07, 2009

Why Finger-Imaging is Bad News for Food Stamps

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!

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 [...]