Hunger is a serious problem in the Bay Area… • Nearly 1.2 million people in the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma and Santa Cruz counties) are living near the poverty line, at risk of going hungry. According to census figures, these people are making less than $26,000 for a family [...]
Vicki Escarra–President and CEO, Feeding America Starting September 2008, America’s Second Harvest will become Feeding America. This new name best conveys our mission—providing food to Americans living with hunger—and will be supported through expansive public outreach campaigns that will raise awareness of domestic hunger and our work. Despite a 30-year legacy of fighting hunger, America’s Second Harvest has [...]
Information from the website of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Did you know Nearly one in five adults and one in four children in Texas are hungry. 41,000 children under the age of 18 in Travis County are confronted with food insecurity every day. 82% of Food Bank Partner Agency recipients are food insecure. 49% of recipients experience outright [...]
By Vicki Escarra–President and CEO of America’s Second Harvest, the Nation’s Food Bank Network This past June, after Midwest flooding had reached residents all along the Cedar River, I visited the Northeast Iowa Food Bank—our member food bank in Waterloo, Iowa—to assess our recovery efforts. I travelled all through the affected areas and couldn’t believe the damage that was [...]
Tom Laughlin, Executive Director of River Bend Food Bank in Moline, Illinois, discusses hunger and the work of the food bank.
Vicki Escarra, President and CEO, America’s Second Harvest As we all read in the news, times are difficult for families all across America. The economic climate is forcing men, women, and families to cut back on spending, and often forcing them to sacrifice important essentials-including food. The America’s Second Harvest network of food banks is seeing demand [...]
CMT and Tyson will Make a “Country Fried” Donation For Every Click on CMTONECOUNTRY.com NASHVILLE – July 17, 2008 – CMT One Country and Tyson have teamed up to donate a heapin’ helping of fried chicken to America’s Second Harvest to celebrate an all-new season of the popular CMT series, COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS. Beginning in [...]
Pictured above: Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of America’s Second Harvest; Susan Brockway, Tyson Community Relations Manager; Peter Dunn, President of the Board, America’s Second Harvest. Tyson donated more than four million pounds of poultry and meat products last year to member food banks of America’s Second Harvest–the Nation’s Food Bank Network. As a result of [...]