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19 07, 2017

Summer Meals Spotlight – Jennifer Weeks, Santa Clara County Library District

July 19th, 2017|

“Summer Meals Spotlight” is a short series that highlights the work of community partners providing free, nutritious meals to kids and teens in the summer. Recognizing that education and nourishment go hand in hand, the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) provides free nutritious meals for all children under 18 as part of its new [...]

5 07, 2017

Summer Meals Spotlight- Debbie Austin, Mountain View Whisman School District

July 5th, 2017|

Special Blog Post By: Sue Kim, VISTA Coordinator of School Breakfast & Out-of-School Time Meals The “dynamic duo” behind the summer meal program at the Mountain View Whisman School District: Sophia Zalot, Food Service Supervisor (left) and Debbie Austin, Director of Child Nutrition (right). School may be out of session, but hunger doesn’t [...]

3 07, 2017

June Social Media Roundup

July 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. […]

5 06, 2017

Summer Feeding Sites: A Critical Nutrition Link For Thousands of Kids

June 5th, 2017|

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy For some kids, summer means going on vacation, attending specialized camps and participating in other enrichment activities. I was one of those kids who got to go on a family vacation and attend camp every summer. I never once questioned where my next meal would come from. As I grow in my knowledge about the issue, I came to appreciate that I did not have that stress or worry of not knowing where my next meal would come from. Thousands of kids in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties won’t have access to the free and reduced-priced meals they rely on during the school year. […]

6 04, 2017

More Meals for Kids In Need

April 6th, 2017|

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program helps develop leaders dedicated to fighting hunger, poverty and social inequality. For the past six months Second Harvest Food Bank played host to two of these fellows, Samantha Stevens and David Lazere. While here, they researched school breakfast and summer meal programs in our area. Their final reports will help the Food Bank create partnerships with schools and other community organizations, like libraries, to provide more meals to kids in need. […]