/Tag:poverty
5 02, 2017

Poverty Simulation: Increasing Understanding and Inspiring Change

An event promotion popped up in my Facebook Newsfeed – a “Poverty Simulation” was happening at the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church on the same day as Inauguration Day. I clicked on the link and found out the event was hosted by Sunnyvale Community Services, one of Second Harvest Food Bank’s over 320 partner agencies in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. In partnership with Sunnyvale Community Services, Downtown Streets Team was facilitating the poverty simulation […]

1 02, 2017

January 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. One-Third of Schoolchildren in Shadow of Silicon Valley Homeless, DIGITALJOURNAL.COM “Business Insider described Silicon Valley as being a prosperity paradox, with 76,000 millionaires and billionaires living on one end and thousands of others struggling to put food on the table […]

3 01, 2017

December 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. U.S. Cities with the Fastest-Growing Economies, FORBES.COM “The fastest growing economy among large U.S. cities, by the numbers, is San Jose, California, which saw its GRP surge 43.6% between 2010 and 2015.” Eligible Immigrants Aren’t Applying for Food Stamp Benefits, TAKEPART.COM […]

2 11, 2016

October Social Media Roundup

“Social Media Round-Up” is a compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. California’s Extreme Economy Creates a New Class of ‘Poor’, CSMONITOR.COM “The struggles of working families to make ends meet amid rising housing and child care costs is well known. The Census Bureau has even put a name on it: the supplemental poor. And California has a supplemental poor problem.” 1 in 5 U.S. Households With Kids Don’t Have Enough to Eat, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM […]

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 09, 2016

August 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. 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 […]

3 08, 2016

My Year of Service Advocating for Healthy Futures

Special Blog Post By:  Coleen Ju, AmeriCorps VISTA, Volunteer and Resource Coordinator For the past year, I have had the honorable pleasure of serving as Second Harvest Food Bank’s first ever AmeriCorps VISTA. Working for this amazing organization has been […]

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! […]

1 06, 2016

May 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. Starbucks Finally Starts to Donate All of its Unsold Food. But Donating Isn’t as Easy as It Seems., FORBES.COM Perishable prepared food donations are a bit more challenging for nonprofits to accept [...]

1 05, 2016

April 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. Why Aren’t the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?, CARE2.COM Have you wondered about this too? The Cities Where a Six-Figure is Barely Enough to Get By, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM "The Bay Area housing crisis [...]