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Find Food / ¿Necesita Alimentos?
We can help you find food.

831-662-0991 / foodhotline@thefoodbank.org

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Willy's Nickel Tour

A condensed virtual tour of Second Harvest with CEO Willy Elliott-McCrea

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Volunteer with Second Harvest
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calfresh program
Money for groceries? CalFresh can help.
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Sustaining Partners Program
Feed Hope All Year Long
Become a Sustaining Partner

Sign up to give monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Saves trees, easy and convenient, helps provide needed ongoing support. Join the Second Harvest family.

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Founded in 1972, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County was the first food bank in California and is the second oldest in the nation.

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We source over 8 million pounds of food each year from farms, grocery stores, food manufacturers, distributors, and individuals, and distribute it to 100 food pantries, schools, soup kitchens, group homes, youth centers, and more, plus another 100 Second Harvest program sites.

More than 60% of the food we distribute is fresh produce, making Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County the Healthiest Food Bank in the nation.

1 in 4 children

1 in 4 children

1 in 4 children and 1 in 5 adults face the reality of hunger in Santa Cruz County. We reach 55,000 people each month—that’s children, seniors, veterans, homeless, working poor, and more who need some help from their neighbors to make it through a tough time.

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1 in 5 overall

How do we do it? We can provide 4 meals for every $1 donated—thanks to our extensive relationships with farmers, retailers, and food bank networks, and our dedicated volunteers.

But we can’t do any of it without you.

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