/Tag:senior hunger
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 [...]

3 09, 2017

August Social Media Roundup

September 3rd, 2017|

“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. Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show, WASHINGTONPOST.COM “The proportion of people over 60 deemed to be "facing hunger" - based on their answers to a [...]

31 07, 2017

Local Hunger Fighter: Ariel Tinajero and Volunteers at the Menlo Park Senior Center

July 31st, 2017|

Local Hunger Fighter: Ariel Tinajero, Recreation Program Assistant, on behalf of all volunteers at the Menlo Park Senior Center Ariel Tinajero is the Recreation Program Assistant at the Menlo Park Senior Center. Ariel and a whole team of dedicated volunteers manage a Brown Bag distribution of monthly groceries for senior citizens in need. Along with [...]

12 07, 2015

Food as Medicine – Nutritious Meals Matter to Ardys

July 12th, 2015|

Special Blog Post By: Ardys, Brown Bag Volunteer and Client Food is inseparably linked to health and nutritious food keeps seniors strong. Seniors at risk of hunger are vulnerable to chronic health conditions. According to a study by Feeding America and National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, compared to their peers, seniors at risk of [...]

3 09, 2014

Stan, Local Senior, is ‘Paying It Ahead’

September 3rd, 2014|

Special Blog Post by: Erin Burns, Creative Manager at Second Harvest Food Bank On the third Monday of every month - in between his numerous other volunteer commitments, serving as a pastor, and providing for his son and grandson - Stan orchestrates Second Harvest’s grocery distribution for a Daly City community center. He swoops in [...]

8 12, 2013

CalFresh Outreach: How to Connect with Seniors

December 8th, 2013|

Our CalFresh team is out in the field, doing the crucial outreach necessary to find and help connect eligible participants to CalFresh/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Did you know that California ranks last among all states for SNAP participation? Less than half of those who are eligible in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties receive [...]

3 09, 2013

Millie Gives (and Receives) Food Thanks to You

September 3rd, 2013|

My name is Millie. I’m not only a Food Bank volunteer but also a client. I first came to the East Palo Alto Senior Center when my husband passed away in 1986. I started attending a women’s therapy group and at one point, the others talked about the food they received from the [...]

1 08, 2013

Seniors are the Hidden Hungry: Ardys’ Personal Story

August 1st, 2013|

I first learned about Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties when my own life situation suddenly changed and I needed help getting food for my family. It was hard for me to ask for help and I felt humbled the first time I walked into my own church and asked, [...]