Annual Awards Dinner

Annual Awards Dinner

Second Harvest’s Annual Food Drive Awards Dinner is held in March. This special event is filled with celebration, food and music, recognizes the efforts of participating food drive organizations, schools and companies. All honorary participants are presented with special awards, plaques, and certificates.

This event also includes the presentation of our Hunger Fighters of the Year and an introduction of the following year’s Holiday Food Drive Co-Chairs. Here is the video shown at our 2012 event:



2013 Hunger Fighters of the Year


Claudine Williams

Claudine Williams has spent her career in public service championing opportunities for the low-income members of our community and creating partnerships to educate and involve our County government and community in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Through her work for the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department, she has worked to reduce and eliminate barriers to access to the CalFresh program and has been instrumental in increasing outreach and application assistance.




Katherine Sutton

Katherine Sutton has been delivering meals to homebound residents of Santa Cruz County for 26 years through Meals on Wheels. A refugee from Poland during World War II, Katherine knows what it is like to not have food and to suffer from illness. Surviving that experience instilled her with the passion to help others living through difficult circumstances. She has delivered meals tirelessly, with an open and generous heart because she believes contact with people brings them hope and her bottom line is that people need hope.

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