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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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More Working People Needing the Food Bank

Jeff volunteers for Passion For Produce, helping residents access fresh fruits and vegetables and peer-led nutrition education

By Holiday Food & Fund Drive Co-Chairs Dr. Nan Mickiewicz and Jess Brown. Published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel Jan. 1, 2017. Jeff Simpson is a hard-working guy. He does maintenance for affordable housing properties, full time, and since his

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Modest Efforts Could Trigger Major Help for the Hungry

Lupe Covarrubias, Monterey County Health Dept. Nutrition Programs

The community room went dark and all 100+ people in attendance listened as a series of phone calls to the Food Bank hotline filled the room–voices calling for help. Voices of hunger. It was a powerful reminder of the reason

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Employee of the Quarter: Sandra Varela


“This fall, Sandra was chosen by her co-workers as our Employee of the Quarter. When asked why they had chosen Sandra, people cited her dedication and the way she “never gives up” on her clients.”

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