/Tag:Seniors
4 02, 2017

On the Front Lines: Fighting Senior Hunger

It was early on a chilly Tuesday morning when I visited Trinity Church of Sunnyvale. The sun wasn’t even up yet but there were people hard at work unpacking food that was just delivered from a Second Harvest Food Bank truck. This morning’s bounty included rice, bread, eggs, and lots of fresh produce including zucchini, carrots, celery, pears, apples and oranges. The volunteers set up tables and then organized the food so that heavier, sturdier items were first and the fragile, more easily crushed items were at the end of the line. […]

8 12, 2013

CalFresh Outreach: How to Connect with Seniors

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 07, 2009

Food Bank Recognizes Brown Bag Volunteers

The Food Bank recently hosted a Brown Bag volunteer recognition party at Franklin Templeton Investment’s employee café. The space was generously donated by the company and provided a wonderful venue for the Food Bank to recognize the over 200 loyal volunteers that keep this vital program running.The Brown Bag program provides weekly nutritious groceries to [...]