28 06, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Recap of Our Work in Santa Clara County

June 28th, 2018|

Our Nutrition Department is always trying to come up with strategies and ideas to encourage clients, not only to take and eat the food that we provide, but to become nutrition advocates in their communities. Part of what we do to accomplish this goal is to work with our Partner Agencies and distribution site leaders. [...]

4 06, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Do You Know These Spring Fruits and Veggies?

June 4th, 2018|

Our winter "Unfamiliar Produce" posters have been super successful! Our partner agencies were very excited to display them at their distributions and pantries. We've also heard from several clients they like the posters and find it very useful and easy to follow. We now want to introduce our spring "Unfamiliar Produce" posters! We featured fruits [...]

24 05, 2018

Meet Gary Maxworthy, Farm to Family Program Founder

May 24th, 2018|

Did you know? 85% of Second Harvest Food Bank's fresh produce comes from the California Association of Food Bank's Farm to Family program. Our employees recently had the pleasure to meet with its founder, Gary Maxworthy. The program works with farmers, ranchers, packers and shippers to get farm products from the field to food banks [...]

2 05, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Thanks, Health Ambassadors!

May 2nd, 2018|

Cooking demo time! April was Volunteer Appreciation Month and the Nutrition Department is so grateful for our volunteer Health Ambassadors. We have about 65 active Health Ambassadors and they are the reason that we can teach 40,000 clients every year as the Nutrition Department staff is only 4 people! Handing out food [...]

5 03, 2018

February Social Media Roundup

March 5th, 2018|

"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. America’s Priciest Housing Market Shows No Signs of Cooling, SFGATE.COM "The San Jose region -- which includes Silicon Valley towns such as Palo Alto and Cupertino -- saw the median home value [...]

2 03, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Making Unfamiliar Produce Prep Easy Through Photos

March 2nd, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action” is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Special Blog Post By: Luiza Naslausky, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County As you know, we serve many members from different nationalities. Because of that, our Nutrition team is always equipped with information and recipes in different [...]

1 03, 2018

Local Hunger Fighter: Dr. Michelle Hauser

March 1st, 2018|

“Local Hunger Fighters” is a series that spotlights our awesome volunteers, community partners and donors who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. This month, our Director of Services Anna Dyer nominated Dr. Michelle Hauser, a primary care physician, prevention researcher, medical educator and classically-trained chef who is [...]

1 02, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Get a Sizzling View of Cooking Healthy

February 1st, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action" is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator Exciting news: our Nutrition Department is now making cooking videos! The idea came after the success of the cooking workshops we've been doing in the community and the [...]

8 01, 2018

Nutrition Newbie: Listen to Your Body

January 8th, 2018|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Director of Community Nutrition Slow down, breathe, disconnect and enjoy! As we enter into a new year, for many of us, it’s a time of resolutions, trying out new diets (detoxing from all of that sugar and eggnog?!) [...]

2 12, 2017

Nutrition Newbie: The Winter Blues Got You Down?

December 2nd, 2017|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Christina Jung, Dietetic Intern Do you find yourself with less energy, wanting to sleep more and craving carbohydrates these days? These are just a few symptoms of the winter blues (seasonal depression) that many of us experience during the shortest [...]