You Can Make a Difference!

Every $1 donated provides 4 healthy meals to those in need. There are over 55,000 working poor parents, children and seniors in need of food each month in Santa Cruz County. Half of those served are children with no other resource for a nutritious meal.

Amazon Wish List and Amazon Smile

Amazon has teamed up with Feeding America to offer a platform where Second Harvest can register our requests online. Click here to view our current “wish list” and then visit our Amazon Smile page.  Every purchase you make (with no additional cost to you) Amazon will donate 0.5% to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Mail a check.

Second Harvest Food Bank
800 Ohlone Parkway
Watsonville, CA 95076-7005

Donate by phone.

Make a credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express) donation by calling (831) 722-7110, ext 210.

Donate in person.

Food donations are accepted at our warehouse during receiving hours from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Enroll in monthly giving.

Monthly gifts can be automatically charged to your credit card or deducted from your checking account. For more information, contact Clyde or (831) 722-7110, ext 210.

Donate Stocks.

Give stocks.  Feed hope. For more information on stock donations, contact Lisa or (831) 722-7110, x 219.

Donate Automobiles.

For more information on donating your vehicle, visit our online auto donation page or call 800-240-0160. Tell them to credit your donation to Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County.  Automobile donations are tax deductible and include free towing, any vehicle, any condition.

Non-Monetary Donations:

Give food

Please contact Grace or (831) 722-7110, ext 208 to make arrangements.

Give time – click here to find out how to volunteer.

Give services and equipment.

Second Harvest accepts gifts of services (graphic design, public relations, professional services, etc.), trucks, equipment, electronic and print media, land, homes, etc. Please contact Lisa at (831) 722-7110 x 219.

Other Giving Options

If you are interested in reserving a Wall of Hope tile, please contact us at 831.722.7110 x230 or email

We accept corporate matching gifts, honorary and memorial gifts, planned giving (living trust and estate planning), endowment gifts, corporate sponsorship, challenge gifts, and grants. Please contact Lisa at (831) 722-7110 x 219.

Second Harvest strives to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Click here for a copy of our Donor Bill of Rights.

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