Food & Nutrition

Single Father Shares His CalFresh Success Story

September 25, 2023

For the first time in nearly 50 years, recipients of a federal nutrition program saw a noticeable jump in benefits. The increase in October 2021 helped families across the country put food on their table, just as pandemic-related benefits started to wind down for many struggling during the COVID-19 health crisis.

County Office of Veterans Services to Host First Veterans Stand Down

June 28, 2023

The County of Santa Clara Office of Veterans Services will host its first Santa Clara County Stand Down to offer free services, supplies, medical care and more to all qualified veterans. The two-day event will take place on July 8-9 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San José.

Checklist: Veggies, dairy, grains and … democracy?

November 8, 2022

There’s always a queue at the popular Second Harvest food distribution events, where clients pluck farmer’s market fare and dry goods from tables laden with the bounty: Leafy greens, loaves of bread, milk, eggs, rice, bananas, spaghetti sauce, pasta and so much more.