January Spotlight Volunteer:  Barbara Santa Cruz Gives, and Gives National Commission on Hunger Points a Way Forward New Law Helps Food Banks Help the Hungry

January Spotlight Volunteer: Barbara

There are many links in the Second Harvest Food Bank chain, from the sourcing of food to its distribution at sites across the county. One important link in that chain is sorting and packaging, and this is where most weeks you’ll find Second Harvest V…

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Santa Cruz Gives, and Gives

This past holiday season saw a new, all-digital initiative for raising funds for Santa Cruz-area non-profits. Dubbed “Santa Cruz Gives,” the effort grouped 30 worthy organizations on one website, introduced each one and its “big idea,” asked Santa Cr…

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National Commission on Hunger Points a Way Forward

Feeding the hungry and reducing food insecurity is largely a local effort—understanding the community, local economy, local challenges and resources. But we’ve always got one eye on the bigger picture, and right now that big picture involves a long-a…

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New Law Helps Food Banks Help the Hungry

As 2015 draws to a close there is good (!) news out of Washington, D.C. for food banks like Second Harvest and the people we serve.

The legislation funding the government for the next fiscal year includes several items that will facilitate food an…

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