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Meet our CEO!

We are excited to announce that Leslie Bacho has been named our new CEO. With her proven track record of success in food-banking, Leslie will hit the ground running when she takes over on October 30.

"The beauty of food-banking is that everyone can gather around a shared vision. Food-banking has the power to bring people together to have a tremendous impact on a problem we can solve." — Leslie Bacho

Get to know Leslie.

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Looking to a Brighter Future

Raising a family is hard enough. Throw in the cost of living in Silicon Valley and you’ll find that 30% of households need some kind of help to meet basic needs. We are thrilled to introduce you to Annie, Robert and Abby. This young family of San Jose natives are getting help in order to succeed and are excited about what the future holds.

Read their story.

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Local Hunger Fighter: Rita Torres

Rita's dedication and generosity has contributed to the success of the Family Harvest program at Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Center in San Jose, where she is a site lead volunteer. Her bilingual skills help the many Spanish-speaking families at this site receive food they need to thrive.

Meet Rita.

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Teens Fighting Hunger: Raga^N

Raga^N are a wonderfully talented group of young musicians. Trained in traditional Indian classical music, these teens decided they wanted to maximize their opportunities to play for a crowd by supporting Second Harvest at the same time!

Learn more.

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Disaster Relief

Did you know that Second Harvest is prepared to deal with emergency situations should they arise in Silicon Valley? Additionally, we are willing and able to assist with national disasters. We recently sent 32 pallets of food to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Read all about it.

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What to Donate this Halloween

Every year we get candy donations. Unfortunately candy isn't what we really need to help the people who get food from us. This month's Nutrition Newbie breaks it all down and provides helpful tips to keep your kids interested in helping this Halloween... sans the sugar!

Spooky ideas!

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Social Media Roundup

Bay Area Food Banks band together for hurricane relief. New grocery store to contribute food nearing expiration date to fight local hunger. Fun facts about volunteering and how to reduce food waste!

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