/Tag:Volunteers
6 11, 2015

Giving Time: Harry Schaecher

November 6th, 2015|

"Giving Time" focuses on the invaluable volunteers who donate more than 314,000 hours to Second Harvest each year, more than doubling the size of our staff. Just nine years into their retirement Harry Schaecher lost his wife Marlene, in December of 2002.  The whole concept of life changed in that moment.  He worked for the [...]

2 09, 2015

Local Hunger Fighters: Silvia Montaño and Jesus Calderón

September 2nd, 2015|

"Local Hunger Fighters" is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. Local Hunger Fighters: Silvia Montaño and Jesus Calderón How are you helping Second Harvest Food Bank and our community? Every month we get together at the Franklin [...]

2 05, 2015

April Social Media Roundup

May 2nd, 2015|

"Social Media Roundup" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. Long Commute to Silicon Valley Increasingly the Norm for Many, KQED.ORG "'One tech job creates approximately five service jobs,' said Candace Gonzalez, executive director of the Palo Alto Housing Corp. 'The pace [...]

1 04, 2015

Giving Back with Purpose and Heart

April 1st, 2015|

"Local Hunger Fighters" is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and in this special edition of our “Local Hunger Fighters” series, we are spotlighting a few of our Team Leaders. They are [...]

25 11, 2014

Nutritious Food is a Basic Need

November 25th, 2014|

"Local Hunger Fighters" is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. Local Hunger Fighters: Gail Jacobs, Church & Society Committee, Campbell United Methodist Church How is Campbell United Methodist Church helping Second Harvest and our community? Campbell United [...]

26 06, 2014

Nathan is Making a Difference and You Can Too

June 26th, 2014|

Special Blog Post By: Nathan, volunteer My name is Nathan and I am a senior at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose. Volunteering and helping others runs in my family. My sister, Tracy, works for Second Harvest Food Bank and helped me get started volunteering at events and food distribution sites. For the past [...]

7 01, 2014

Site Volunteers Make Our Mission Possible

January 7th, 2014|

You might recall this fun fact from our previous blog post - last year, volunteers from every walk of life generously gave us 310,000 hours of support, which is equivalent to 149 full-time staff or $6.3 million! What’s even more surprising is that we have a huge volunteer support base outside the Food Bank walls. [...]

24 09, 2013

HP Makes It HaPpen

September 24th, 2013|

Special Blog Post By: Kris Sulpizio, Director of Volunteer Services at Second Harvest Food Bank The Food Bank appreciates all volunteer contributions and recognizes we could not thrive without our volunteers. We often think of volunteering as an individual contribution. Or perhaps volunteering involves a group of volunteers helping achieve a one-time activity in a [...]

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 [...]

23 08, 2013

Event Recap: Food Bank 500

August 23rd, 2013|

When was the last time you saw one of these in a company parking lot? Earlier this week, the Barracuda Racing crew, along with driver JR Hildebrand and the No. 98 car, were at our Cypress Center to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Silicon Valley. Despite the improving economy, the number of [...]