Events

Events

Throughout the year, we host events for our partner agencies, donors, policymakers and other community supporters.

If you have any questions regarding our events, please email events@shfb.org.

What’s Your Legacy?

We’ve all heard the phrase “life is short,” and the older we get, the truer it seems. Find out how this truth can affect the way we live and the legacy we will leave behind. This donor briefing will cover the following topics:

• What is a legacy?
• Why is a legacy important?
• How to leave a lasting legacy: the myths, the facts, and everything in between

Featured Speakers:
Cecilia Bynum, Planned Giving Officer, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
in conversation with
Eric Bonesteel, Senior Individual Philanthropy Officer

Wednesday, Aug 24, 8:00 – 8:30 AM

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Thursday, Aug 25, 6:00 – 6:30 PM

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Donor Food Sort

Help us sort and box the fresh produce and healthy groceries we provide to neighbors in our community. Volunteers ages 12 and up are welcome at our Sep 10 sort, and volunteers ages 8 and up are welcome at our Oct 15 sort.

Register by Aug 31!

Saturday, Sep 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Saturday, Oct 15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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How Second Harvest Nourishes the Community

Food insecurity and diet-related disease intersect. Join us to hear about what Second Harvest is doing to support our neighbors in living healthy and nourished lives!

• The cycle of food insecurity and chronic disease
• Components of the Second Harvest Nutrition Program
• Why nutrition education needs to reflect the cultures of the people we serve

Featured Speakers:
Maya R. Murthy, Director of Community Nutrition, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
in conversation with
Eric Bonesteel, Senior Individual Philanthropy Officer, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Thursday, Sep 22, 8:00 – 8:30 AM

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Trauma-Informed Nutrition

Trauma and adversity can impact how our minds and bodies function, thus influencing food choices, lifestyle choices, and risk for health conditions. Second Harvest recognizes the impact of adversity on our community and adapted our Nutrition Program to be trauma-informed.

• What is trauma-informed nutrition?
• What’s wrong with traditional nutrition education?
• Second Harvest’s role to play in building resilient communities

Featured Speakers:
Maya R. Murthy, Director of Community Nutrition, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
in conversation with
Eric Bonesteel, Senior Individual Philanthropy Officer, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Tuesday, Sep 27, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

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Harvest of Knowledge Conference

This annual conference is an opportunity for our partner agencies and site leaders to learn, network and celebrate local hunger-fighter leaders.

Hunger Action Summit

The Hunger Action Summit brings together civic leaders, policymakers and hunger advocates to spark conversation and inspire collaboration to end local hunger. Organized in partnership with Santa Clara University, the summit is co-sponsored by Santa Clara University’s Food and Agribusiness Institute, part of the Leavey School of Business, and held at SCU’s Locatelli Center.

Legislative Breakfasts

Representatives from all different levels of government – local, state and federal – are invited to our legislative breakfasts to learn more about Second Harvest, our legislative priorities, and how they can help us achieve our vision of a hunger-free community.