On Friday, May 3, Second Harvest hosted its 2019 Harvest of Knowledge Partner Conference at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City. The event was a success with over 200 partners, presenters and staff attending. Participants enjoyed a day of information sharing, workshops, networking, great food and even yoga!
Keynote speaker Jim Kinsey, director of member experience at Planetree International, spoke about the person in person-centered care and the importance of taking care of the individuals providing care and services.
Second Harvest Senior Manager of Community Partnerships Sharon Kelleher said, “We are so thankful to have this opportunity to celebrate our wonderful partners and provide them with a day of learning, collaborating, networking and self-care. A huge thanks to Oracle for making all of this possible.”
Some of the workshop topics this year included client experience, person-centeredness, expanding CalFresh, food safety, best practices to distribute more food and mindfulness.
Every year, we spotlight our partners that go above and beyond in their daily work to help our neighbors in need. Congratulations to this year’s awards recipients:
2019 Volunteer Warrior Award: Gerard Furbershaw, Palo Alto Community Child Care Center
Gerard Furbershaw, recipient of the 2019 Volunteer Warrior Award
2019 Inspirational Leadership Award: Verbo Family Services
Verbo Family Services, recipient of the 2019 Inspirational Leadership Award
2019 Rising Star Nutrition Champion Award: Project Access
Project Access, recipient of the 2019 Rising Star Nutrition Champion Award
2019 Ultimate Food Connector Award: Yaseen Foundation
Yaseen Foundation, recipient of the 2019 Ultimate Food Connector Award