We distributed 8,177,898 pounds of food in 2015-16 through over 200 partner agencies and program sites across Santa Cruz County

61% were fresh fruits and vegetables–that’s over 5,000,000 pounds of produce!

Each month we serve over 55,000 Santa Cruz County residents

Over half are children

We present nutrition programming over 1,000 times throughout the year, at 63 sites across the county.

Food For Children
Passion For Produce

Nutrition Programs

Second Harvest delivers food and nutrition education directly through our two innovative nutrition programs, Food For Children and Passion For Produce. At 63 sites across Santa Cruz County, we provide dry food staples, fresh fruits and vegetables, and the tools and social support to make healthy habits stick.

Partner Agencies

We distribute food through 100 established partner agencies–recovery centers, group homes, pantries, after-school programs, shelters, and more. Second Harvest’s healthy food reaches nearly 33,000 people in need through these established community organizations on the ground throughout the county.

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CalFresh Outreach

CalFresh, California’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is the first line of defense against hunger, helping low-income households meet their food and nutrition needs. Our bilingual team of CalFresh Outreach workers helps enroll eligible county residents in the program so they and their families can work, learn, and pursue life’s opportunities.