/Tag:Volunteers
1 08, 2013

Seniors are the Hidden Hungry: Ardys’ Personal Story

August 1st, 2013|

I first learned about Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties when my own life situation suddenly changed and I needed help getting food for my family. It was hard for me to ask for help and I felt humbled the first time I walked into my own church and asked, [...]

24 05, 2012

Celebrating Our Volunteers at the Volunteer Appreciation Open House

May 24th, 2012|

Special Blog Post By: Kristin Sulpizio, Director of Volunteer Services Thanks to the generous support of Rambus, close to 350 volunteers and staff gathered in celebration at our new Cypress Center, on Saturday afternoon, May 19th. An Agency-wide volunteer recognition event took place for our volunteers that help us year round. This year’s theme was [...]

26 05, 2010

Elaine’s story: Pantry client turned volunteer

May 26th, 2010|

Elaine at her volunteer stationAs a client of Second Harvest Food Bank's Family Harvest program, Elaine shares the food she receives with her 14-year old son. When the opportunity arose to help out, she jumped at the chance and started volunteering at the Family Harvest distribution site in Pacifica.“The Pacifica Resource Center has helped me so much that [...]

2 03, 2010

Yelp Love for the Food Bank!

March 2nd, 2010|

Yelp is definitely a force to be reckoned with these days. Seems like every time I look up a business, their Yelp page is right at the top of the search results, and difficult to ignore. That's why it puts a huge grin on my face to see our supporters writing about their positive experiences [...]

18 02, 2010

Recognizing Our San Carlos Volunteers!

February 18th, 2010|

On February 12, 2010, Second Harvest hosted a party for volunteers and Partners in Need (PIN) members at our San Carlos location. This party let us show our appreciation for our volunteers, who are vital in our operations. Volunteers help us fill positions in the front office, warehouse office, and food sort room (including team [...]

12 08, 2009

Target volunteers help get fresh produce out to local families in need

August 12th, 2009|

Recently, Target team members put their energies to good use by helping bag plums in our San Jose warehouse.These hard working volunteers bagged a total of 4,263 pounds of the fresh fruit in just a few short hours. Later that day, the plums were loaded onto a Food Bank truck for distribution to 162 low-income [...]

22 07, 2009

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Joe Amato, age 93

July 22nd, 2009|

Meet Joe Amato. At age 93, Joe tells us Amato means “to be loved” in Italian. Indeed, Joe exemplifies his name. Joe’s been volunteering with us for over 7 years. His friend Mike (now “moved upstairs” as Joe says) brought him here because Mike believed volunteering at Second Harvest was fun, good exercise and a [...]

21 07, 2009

Our Tuesday Warehouse Volunteers Get the Food Out!

July 21st, 2009|

This morning I grabbed the camera and headed down to the San Jose warehouse to see what was going on. As it is my job to sit in front of a computer most of the day, it's really good to get out into the action once in a while.Today, it was the Tuesday Warehouse Volunteers! [...]

15 07, 2009

Food Bank Recognizes Brown Bag Volunteers

July 15th, 2009|

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 [...]

10 12, 2008

Volunteer Spotlight: Tony Nguyen of Cupertino High School

December 10th, 2008|

Gifts come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Enter Tony Nguyen, a senior at Cupertino High School. He came to volunteer last summer and spent an average of 10 hours per week throughout the summer months helping in many capacities. Knowing a little bit about the Food Bank, Tony wanted to give back. He [...]