First Responder Yaceth Virgen assists fire victims in Sonoma

After fires ravaged wine country earlier this fall, thousands of residents were left homeless and destitute. Though Second Harvest is 130 miles away, we found a way to help by leveraging the First-Responder experience of one of our own key staff members.Yaceth Virgen is a Community Outreach Specialist at Second Harvest specializing in assisting CalFresh … Read more

Hurricanes, Food Banks, and the Next Earthquake

Sometimes people aren’t aware of something until they need it. For many victims of disaster, like those of Hurricane Harvey, the aftermath revealed the existence—and critical importance—of community food banks. Ever since Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast late last month, the Houston Food Bank has taken its place locally—and even nationally—among the names … Read more