Our Impact

Our food and produce reaches the community through
100 non-profits and agencies and another 100 nutrition
programs throughout Santa Cruz County

 

Wall of Hope

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Volunteer

Join our devoted team of Volunteers

 

Santa Cruz Chefs' Dinner

September 14, 2017

 

Food For Children Match

$50,000 match doubles your donations through July 31st

 

Healthy Food & Nutrition Education

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Our Impact

Our food and produce reaches the community through
100 non-profits and agencies and another 100 nutrition
programs throughout Santa Cruz County

 

Wall of Hope

Honor someone or something with a tile on the Wall of Hope

 

Volunteer

Join our devoted team of Volunteers

 

Food For Children Match

$50,000 match doubles your donations through July 31st

 

Healthy Food & Nutrition Education

Founded in 1972, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County was the first food bank in California and is the second oldest in the nation.

Donate

Volunteer

Find Food

Donate

Volunteer

Find Food

We source over 8 million pounds of food each year from farms, grocery stores, food manufacturers, distributors, and individuals, and distribute it to 100 food pantries, schools, soup kitchens, group homes, youth centers, and more, plus another 100 Second Harvest program sites.

More than 60% of the food we distribute is fresh produce, making Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County the 2nd Healthiest Food Bank in the nation.

1 in 4 children

1 in 4 children

1 in 4 children and 1 in 5 adults face the reality of hunger in Santa Cruz County. We reach 55,000 people each month—that’s children, seniors, veterans, homeless, working poor, and more who need some help from their neighbors to make it through a tough time.

1 in 5 overall

1 in 5 overall

How do we do it? We can provide 4 meals for every $1 donated—thanks to our extensive relationships with farmers, retailers, and food bank networks, and our dedicated volunteers.

But we can’t do any of it without you.

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