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4 01, 2017

Inside the Food Bank: Prepping the Product for Volunteers

It’s 7:30 a.m. at our Cypress Center and our staff is already getting set up to host volunteers for the day. The Volunteer Services staff rarely gets down time with hundreds of volunteers coming through our buildings daily. While it keeps our staff busy, distributing nearly 1.2 million pounds of food per week to our neighbors in need would be impossible without help from volunteers. The day starts with an empty sort room and within two hours it is set up to host 50+ volunteers for the first shift. Since Cypress Center is our produce hub, the volunteer sorts have to be prepped just before the volunteers arrive since the fruits and vegetables […]

1 12, 2015

November 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. Study: Food Stamps Do Much More to Fight Poverty Than We Thought, VOX.COM "A new study suggests that programs like food stamps and housing vouchers cut poverty by almost twice as much [...]

24 09, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: A is for Acorn, B is for Butternut

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Educator (San Mateo County) With the long summer days being soon behind us, we can’t ignore the subtle excitement about the autumn days ahead. Oh how we’ve missed the falling leaves from [...]

27 05, 2015

From Second Harvest to Second Home

Special Blog Post By: Pat Bohm, Executive Director of the Daly City Partnership and Our Second Home From parenting classes to kindergarten preparedness, Our Second Home Early Childhood Development Center offers holistic services to young children and their families. Pat Bohm, the Executive Director of both the Daly City Partnership and Our Second Home, blogs [...]

21 05, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: To Juice or to Blend?

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. For a couple of months, my husband was majorly into juicing. He bought loads of fresh produce and when I got home from work, I could expect a nice glass of yummy juice in the fridge for me. I don’t know if it [...]

28 02, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Go Healthy Eating!

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Every month, I ask our nutritionists for ideas on topics to blog about and I was happy to find out that March is actually National Nutrition Month. What a perfect way to promote good nutrition and highlight our nutritionists’ work in the community. [...]

21 12, 2013

Freezing Temperatures Threaten Our Produce Supply

Fall and winter weather in California can be pretty unpredictable, even to this seasoned Bay Area native. Our state recently faced a week of freezing temperatures. At Second Harvest, we’re concerned about the high cost of heat for people who don’t have the money to cover their basic needs and the impact of the cold [...]

5 11, 2013

Honestly Good For Hunger Relief in Our Community

We are excited about a partnership between Lean Cuisine® Honestly Good™ and local donor, George Chiala Farms, which has resulted in thousands of pounds of fresh produce for Second Harvest Food Bank. These incredible donations greatly increase our ability to provide nutritious food to more than 330 community-based organizations at 770 food distribution sites – [...]

12 08, 2009

Target volunteers help get fresh produce out to local families in need

Recently, Target team members put their energies to good use by helping bag plums in our San Jose warehouse.These hard working volunteers bagged a total of 4,263 pounds of the fresh fruit in just a few short hours. Later that day, the plums were loaded onto a Food Bank truck for distribution to 162 low-income [...]