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CalFresh Community Day


Second Harvest teamed up with the Santa Cruz County Human Services Department for our first ever CalFresh Community Day to answer questions, complete enrollments, and communicate the importance of CalFresh while the kids played games and took turns on the

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Introducing our Newest Hunger Fighters of the Year

Ralph Cisteros, Loaves and Fishes, Hunger Fighter of the Year

It takes more than the Food Bank to feed those in need. We rely on so many others throughout the community who work and volunteer at all the agencies and programs that distribute Second Harvest food and produce. And each

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Local Initiative Proves Santa Cruz Gives


It’s just two years old now, but at the close of the holiday campaign, Santa Cruz Gives raised $102,379 in individual donations — nearly 75% more than in 2015. Overall, the innovative online platform achieved $181,089 for 33 local non-profits.

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Second Harvest Awarded Grant to Expand Breakfasts

breakfast cereal fruit

Eggs, fruit, cereal, milk—you may know breakfast is an important meal, but this is especially true for kids, whose growing bodies need nutrients like fish need water, and whose stomachs need food for their minds to focus in school. At

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