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23 10, 2017

Working Together During Disaster

October 23rd, 2017|

As devastating fires continue to burn throughout the North Bay, our hearts go out to all the communities and families impacted. Our friends at Redwood Empire Food Bank have been on the front lines serving these families and providing them critical access to food resources. In conjunction with four other Bay Area Food Banks, we [...]

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 [...]

17 05, 2017

CalFresh Awareness Month: Our Community Partnerships

May 17th, 2017|

There’s a lot of confusion about what CalFresh (also known as food stamps) is and how it works. CalFresh is a nutrition program, funded by the USDA, which also funds free lunches at schools and WIC; it’s not the same as CalWORKs or welfare. CalFresh is for people with limited income, to pay for food at most stores. Benefits come on an EBT card that works like a debit card. In our efforts to build a hunger-free community, we work with many partners to inform our neighbors in need about free food programs like CalFresh. […]

2 05, 2017

CalFresh Awareness Month: Stories from the Field

May 2nd, 2017|

Our Food Connection team is out in the community or in our call center, helping our neighbors in need access free food programs, including CalFresh (also known as food stamps). Available to individuals and families with low incomes, CalFresh is provided in an EBT debit card and can use it to purchase groceries and fresh produce at participating grocery stores and farmers’ markets just like you would any other debit card. Here are a few stories from our Food Connection team about some of the people they’ve helped: […]

1 05, 2017

April Social Media Roundup

May 1st, 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. Viral Post Shows the ‘Invisible’ Ways Teachers Help Hungry Students, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM The teacher said she wrote her Facebook post to show what’s happening in American classrooms. Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants to Cancel Food Stamps […]

4 04, 2017

March Social Media Round Up

April 4th, 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. San Jose Regional Economy Strong, but Challenges Imperil Job Growth, MERCURYNEWS.COM “Silicon Valley’s innovation economy grew faster in 2016 than in 2015, and it outpaced all rival tech hubs… Yet soaring housing prices, brutal traffic snarls and troubling […]

1 03, 2017

February Social Media Roundup

March 1st, 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. America’s Great Working-Class Colleges, NYTIMES.COM San Jose State University is ranked number 8 on a list of colleges that are most successful at moving lower-income students into the middle or upper middle classafter graduation. We’re proud to fight hunger on the SJSU campus through our Just-in-Time Pantry. Read more about our work here. […]

5 02, 2017

Poverty Simulation: Increasing Understanding and Inspiring Change

February 5th, 2017|

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 […]

3 01, 2017

December Social Media Roundup

January 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. 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

November 2nd, 2016|

“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 […]