Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste Agency Spotlight--Pajaro Valley Shelter Services Volunteer Spotlight--Lourdes "Tia" Gomez Second Harvest Sends a Message to Washington

Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste

Many people have long tried to raise awareness of the huge problem of food waste in the U.S., for both environmental reasons and to feed more of the people who can’t afford to purchase enough of it. Though it’s taken a lot of time, the issue of food …

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Agency Spotlight--Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

“We can end family homelessness.”

This is the work of Pajaro Valley Shelter Services (PVSS), day in and day out. Their dedicated staff of ten helps women, children, and families find safe and stable housing and helps them overcome barriers and dev…

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Volunteer Spotlight--Lourdes "Tia" Gomez

Volunteering is not just about the privileged helping the needy. Many of the men and women who generously give their time to the Food Bank sometimes need some help getting by themselves. And this should not be surprising—after all, many people who ha…

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Second Harvest Sends a Message to Washington

This week, Second Harvest hit the Hill—Capitol Hill—to send a message to legislators about the food assistance programs that help so many of our neighbors in Santa Cruz County and across the nation.

We joined advocacy and research groups, service …

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