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1 03, 2017

February 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. 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

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

“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 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! […]

9 05, 2016

SNAP Challenge: A Challenge Taker’s Reflections

Special Blog Post By: Gabe Hakim, Stanford Graduate School of Business Class of 2016 We learned that fifteen students from Stanford Graduate School of Business took on the SNAP Challenge in April – they wanted to experience what it’s like eating on the equivalent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (i.e., food stamps). Encouraging others [...]

1 05, 2016

SNAP Challenge: One Week. $4.50 Per Day. And You.

Special Blog Post By: Lisa Mazzocco, Stanford Graduate School of Business Class of 2016 We learned that fifteen students from Stanford Graduate School of Business took on the SNAP Challenge in April – they wanted to experience what it’s like eating on the equivalent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (i.e., food stamps). Encouraging others [...]

2 04, 2016

March 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. Nearly 1 in 4 Cal State Students Go Hungry, New Report Says, SCPR.ORG "[Researchers] believe the problem has become serious over the years because of rising university tuition and cost of living, [...]

4 03, 2016

Feeding America 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame

We’re excited to tell you that we’re one of nearly 40 food banks and state associations in the Feeding America Network that made it into its 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame! To get this designation, we needed to meet 5 challenges and show how our advocacy efforts make an impact locally, at the state level, [...]