Kids Lend a Helping Hand

Logan Gundersen of Scotts Valley is ten years old and attends Brook Knoll Elementary School in Santa Cruz. He wanted to do something to help people in need, so he went door to door in his neighborhood, dropping off bags for his neighbors and asking them to donate non-perishable food items.

He picked the bags up a few days later and dropped off the food he collected at Second Harvest. The total weight was 72 pounds.

Logan unloading food with mom and sis

Logan unloading food with mom and sis

Logan says he wanted to collect the food, “Because there are people that don’t have enough to eat. They don’t have enough money to afford food.” Logan plans to make this an annual event and hopes to build on it in the future.

Great job Logan! You are making a difference in your community.


A group of students from Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward spent two days at Second Harvest last week. It was part of their week long spring break community service in the Watsonville area. They worked in the warehouse packing fresh produce bags and helped with office projects.

Packing up fresh produce

Packing up fresh produce

Students at Moreau are required to perform 80 hours of community service during their four years of high school. After talking with this group, it became apparent they view it less as a requirement and more as an opportunity to help people in need, in the company of their classmates. Many of the activities they participate in are coordinated by the school. Their service work has taken them to St. Anthony’s in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco and as far as the Philippines.

Thank you to the students, staff and chaperones for the time and effort they put in at the food bank last week. Your positive energy was a pleasure to experience!



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