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 [...]

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 [...]