Second Harvest Food Bank

Employees Pack 66,000 Boxes to Help End Hunger

Employees Pack 66,000 Boxes to Help End Hunger

It was truly a sight to see more than 200 of our employees and their families all gathered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties on Saturday morning. What were they all doing? Packing 6,000 boxes of nutritious meals at Applied Materials' 18th annual Helping Hands Day for delivery to individuals and families in need in Silicon Valley during the holidays.
600 Helping Hands Give Back this Holiday Season

600 Helping Hands Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday spirit was in full effect at Applied Materials’ 17th annual Helping Hands Day this past Saturday morning.  Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter joined approximately 300 employees and their families (Santa hats and reindeer antlers optional) at Second Harvest of Santa Clara and San Mateo’s new Cypress Center where they continued Applied’s long-standing tradition of helping assemble and pack 6,000 boxes of food.
Applied Materials Feeds Families in Need

Applied Materials Feeds Families in Need

Applied Materials has once again rallied employees for the company’s Annual Food Drive.  With a history of more than 30 years of community involvement, Applied runs one of the largest corporate food drives in North America where employees join together to donate time, food and funds to make a difference in the community.  Applied Materials President Gary Dickerson and Kathy Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties kicked off the 2012 Applied Materials Food Drive at the company headquarters in Santa Clara, CA by donating more than 8,000 pounds of food.
Applied Materials Supports Second Harvest Food Bank’s Expansion

Applied Materials Supports Second Harvest Food Bank’s Expansion

I really enjoyed being involved in yesterday’s opening of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties’ new facility in San Jose, CA. It is an impressive building that provides 75,000 more square feet of operating space, greatly increases the Food Bank’s capacity to involve volunteers in meeting the needs of our community, and enables an amazing 50% of distributed items to be nutritious, fresh produce!Applied Materials has a long history partnering with Second Harvest and was pleased to join other corporate funders including Cypress Semiconductor, Cisco Systems, and SanDisk as well as numerous individuals and families to support the Food Bank's expansion. For many of us, tackling food insecurity issues in our local communities is a high priority and honored tradition we address through corporate contributions and employee volunteerism. Check out coverage in the San Jose Mercury News.
Time to Talk Turkey

Time to Talk Turkey

Some are serious runners; others are out for a leisurely stroll. Hundreds will be dressed in appropriately themed holiday outfits and others just can’t let go of that favorite Halloween costume. They will arrive by train, on bikes, via large parking lots, many before the break of dawn.And, all to participate in the 7th annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in downtown San Jose on Thanksgiving morning – an event that is fast becoming a family-oriented tradition in the community.
Applied Materials Employees Pack 254,000 Meals For Families In Need

Applied Materials Employees Pack 254,000 Meals For Families In Need

Applied Materials has been conducting one of the largest corporate food drives for 27 years. This year marked the 15th anniversary of one of the Food Drive’s signature events – Helping Hands Day. Over the 15 years, more than 50,000 boxes of food have been delivered to local families in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. The outcome of this past weekends activity is significant: 5,200 boxes containing 325,000 pounds of food that will provide 254,000 meals.
Join Us for the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

Join Us for the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

Far too many people in our local communities are facing a dismal holiday season. In Silicon Valley, the Food Bank is serving 250,000 people per month, more than 6000 community members snaked around the block of Sacred Heart Community Services agency last weekend to register for holiday food and gifts, and CBS’s 60 Minutes recently broadcasted a sobering segment on the Valley’s unemployed. But there are ways you can help.