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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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Chance Encounter at Second Harvest


A new group of CalFresh eligibility workers for Santa Cruz County were on a tour of the food bank when they ran into Congressman Sam Farr meeting with local members of the Sierra Club. It wasn’t just a great photo

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