Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Second Harvest Wins Victory Against Hunger Award for Innovative Anti-Hunger Initiatives

For outstanding hunger-fighting efforts, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties was recently selected as a recipient of the Victory Against Hunger Award by the Congressional Hunger Center, Victory Wholesale Group and Feeding America.  The selection committee felt that our nomination demonstrated innovative anti-hunger initiatives to assist families and children in our community.  The nomination was accompanied with a letter of support from United States Congressman Mike Honda.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently reported that 49 million people live in households at risk of hunger.  Nearly 17 million of these people are children.  The lifeline for these families and children in their daily battle against hunger and poverty are these Food Banks and the many others worthy members of the Feeding America network, stated Ed Cooney, Executive Director of the Congressional Hunger Centers. Established in 1993, the Congressional Hunger Center’s mission is to train and inspire leaders who work to end hunger, and advocate public policies that create a food secure world.