A team of 22 interns from Driscoll’s volunteered at Second Harvest in August, packing 2,400 bags of non-perishable food for USDA distributions at the Second Harvest warehouse, as well as Food For Children sites throughout Santa Cruz County.
USDA distributions take place on the second Monday of every month. In August, we provided 1,484 households with frozen chicken, strawberries, and seasonal produce, along with the non-perishable items.
The Driscoll’s interns really enjoyed the opportunity to work together and help others. Here are a few of their comments.
“Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank was a great experience that has inspired me to devote more of my time to assist those in need.” Rene Ruvalcaba, Human Resources Intern
“The time we spend packing food at Second Harvest Food Bank in Watsonville was an enriching and memorable experience. It was a great way to live out our company values of passion and humility. I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Second Harvest Food Bank and can’t wait to do it again.” CJ Miller, Human Resources Intern
“It was an amazing experience, working with other interns, knowing that we were able to help the community. I enjoyed the assembly line, it was fun and for a good cause. By simply providing our time for a couple of hours, we finished packing many bags of food for people in need.” Marcos Gijon, Philanthropy Intern
We’d like to thank Driscoll’s for the many ways they support Second Harvest and our mission to end hunger and malnutrition by educating and involving the community.
Groups are always welcome at Second Harvest and volunteering is a great team building activity. For more information or to schedule a food sort, please contact Volunteer Services Manager, Danny Robles at 831-722-7110, x205.