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USDA Distribution Serves 1426 Households

Second Harvest served 1426 households during the Watsonville USDA distribution on July 11, 2011. This was a 13% increase compared to July 2010 and a 44% increase compared to July 2009. Historically, the need for food assistance in the Pajaro Valley is the lowest during harvest time. However, even though thousands of local residents are […]

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Central Coast News KION Helps Raise Awareness

Central Coast News KION46 and Fox35 is helping raise awareness regarding the issue of child hunger on the Central Coast during the summer months. We’d like to thank them for their partnership and commitment to helping families in need. Summer vacation can be a tough time for kids who receive a free breakfast or lunch […]

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Second Group of Nutrition Ambassadors Completes Program

This proud and enthusiastic group of parents from Freedom Elementary School in Watsonville recently gathered at Second Harvest’s warehouse to celebrate the completion of their training as Embajadores de Nutricion. Developed by Joel Campos, Senior Manager, Outreach and Education for Second Harvest, this volunteer program provides training on the positive effects healthy eating and exercise […]

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AmeriCorps Members Share Tips for Cooking & Eating Healthy

The delicious aroma wafting through Second Harvest a couple of weeks ago turned out to be a large wok of sliced leeks that AmeriCorps volunteer, Ryanne Maldonado, was stir-frying in the nutrition education kitchen. As she tossed in large handfuls of purple cabbage, another AmeriCorps volunteer, Megan Riggs, was busy setting up for the day’s […]

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