Harvest of Knowledge


Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference. A wealth of information was presented, which can be found in the presentations below. Together, we can do more to improve our community!

2017 Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference Agenda


Congratulations to our 2017 award winners!

Ultimate Food Connector
St. Joseph's Family Center

Outstanding Grocery Rescue Partner
West Valley Community Services

Outstanding Nutrition Education Partner
Bachrodt Academy

Inspirational Leadership Award
Franklin-McKinley School District

Volunteer Warrior Award
Yadira Marentes

McCown-Takalo Hunger Hero Award
Jim Gallagher, Cathedral of Faith - Reaching Out
Marie Bernard, Sunnyvale Community Services




State of the Food Bank

Keynote: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


Session I:


Working with Multi-Generational Volunteers

Increasing Your Goal Is Not a Plan: Effective Planning to Transform Capacity

Addressing Health Issues Through Food

Nudges: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice (Workshop)

Food Bank 101: Second Harvest Basics


Session II:


Maximizing Impact Through Volunteers

New Immigration Policies: How Should We Adapt?

De-Escalation Techniques: Working Effectively with Clients Who Are Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

Exceptional Customer Service: Putting People First

Filling the Gaps in Outreach

The Power of De-Stressing: How Compassion and Mindfulness Can Help you Relate Better to Your Clients


Session III:


Food Safety Training