Archive for the 'Orange County' Category

April 10, 2017

Don’t Forget About those Quarterly Reports!!

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Don’t forget that every three months your Quarterly statistics are due, you can submit these through the same portal you place your order through. Below is a step by step guide on how to submit your quarterly reports. Without these submitted by the first week of the new quarter you will not be able to order.

 

If you have any questions or need help contact your agency representative.

 

April 10, 2017

Senior Market and Resource Fair

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

On April 3rd the Table 60 Group, Second Harvest and Iglesia Bautista El Camino hosted their second Senior Mobile Drop in the Old Baldwin Park area.

One of Second Harvest’s Partner Agency, Iglesia Bautista “El Camino”,  generously offered to host the drop to the seniors. When the Second Harvest staff members arrived to help at the drop we were pleasantly surprised at how many volunteers Iglesia Bautista El Camino had come to help distribute food throughout the day.

Ruben Martinez, the main contact for Iglesia Bautista El Camino, stated that the church went to other churches, and community centers to pass out flyers and to get the word out about the drop to the seniors.

There was a nice assortment of food that was distributed to the seniors and families in the neighborhood, such as produce, frozen chicken, canned product, bakery items and assorted fruit juices.   Some of the families had to make a couple of trips to their cars, because it was difficult to carry everything in one trip.

One of the goals of the senior food drop was to let the families in that area know about food pantries available. We feel that the goal was achieved as not only did they learn about Iglesia Bautisa El Camino, but our contact from Catholic Charities John Bonfiglio came by and introduced himself, and let people know about the pantry they have.   This was a great example of collaboration between the two agencies, and also of sharing resources with the clients.

This drop because of the collaboration between all the different agencies we were able to distribute over 30,000 pounds of food and feed over 400 individuals in the Old Baldwin Park area.

April 10, 2017

Plantain Waffle Recipe

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Healthy, quick , and delicious! This Plantain Waffle recipe is sure to become a fast favorite. Now we have an easy step by step video showing how YOU can whip up plantain waffles that are just as delicious as Chef Terah’s.

 

March 16, 2017

A Post Conference Letter to our Agencies

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Hello Partner Agencies,

     Thank you for participating in our second annual Partner Network Conference. We hope you left feeling engaged, empowered and energized. The goal of the conference was to create opportunities for our agency network to collaborate, share ideas and best practices to become the strongest partner agency you can be.

We want your enthusiasm for learning new things to continue. In case you weren’t able to attend the conference or if there was a session you missed and wanted to attend, below you will find a link to our Partner Agency Website, where you’ll find all the PowerPoints from the conference.

Click here to view the PowerPoints

Click here to view Agency Photos

One part of conference that was very important to us was the survey. Understanding your responses helps us to understand how we can best serve you, what things worked, and what didn’t. Below you will find a link to the survey results.

Click here to complete the survey

One of the fun things that we noticed throughout the day was agencies from different counties sharing ideas and best practices with each other. We would love to see this continue throughout the year. We wanted to attach the roster of all the agencies who attended the conference to be used as a networking resource. You will find an excel sheet separated by county attached to this email of the attendees.

If you attended the Healthy vs. Hungry workshop with Karen Broussard and Bill Collins, then you got a chance to hear a little bit about how hunger and health are closely related.  You and your agency have an important role to play in helping your clients improve their health and manage many chronic diet-related diseases.  Bill and Karen outlined a number of ways to help, from arranging your pantry space differently to ordering more fresh produce. 

Lastly, and maybe most importantly, keep your eyes open for opportunities to advocate about food policy.  We will keep you posted about upcoming votes that will need you to raise your voice by phone, email or visits to your local, state and national elected officials.  Let us know if you’d like additional training in how to effectively advocate.  With enough interest, we could make that available.

Once again, thank you for spending the day with us and for all you do in your communities. We look forward to next year’s conference!

Warm regards—

The Second Harvest Agency Relations Team,

 

Erin Gray                                              Stephen Currence

Patti Delacruz                                                    Fernanda Delgado