Advocacy Overview


Join us to ensure that all residents have access to healthy, nutritious food. Advocacy serves an important role in raising a voice for the needs of low-income people. Despite the booming economy, many hard-working families and seniors can't keep pace with the escalating cost of living. The need for food assistance appears to be chronic, with a growing number of clients seeking help on an on-going and less episodic basis. These factors are forcing people to choose between spending money on housing, education, medications, or food.

Second Harvest's experience not only reflects a local problem, but also a state and national problem. Advocacy is educating policy makers and stakeholders about the importance of public-private partnerships in addressing hunger and related health issues. We work with a range of local, state, and national organizations to address client barriers, as well as strengthen and improve the effectiveness of food and nutrition programs.

Be Informed

Take Action!

  • Visit our Blog to learn about current actions and other ways to support our mission
  • Receive Nutrition Action Alerts from California Food Policy Advocates
  • Show Your Support Online: Join our groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, and add us on MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, and Youtube. Use the links at the bottom of each page to visit us on these sites.


Cindy McCown

You can be a voice by advocating for those who are impacted by hunger. Together, we can stamp out hunger!

Cindy McCown
Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy