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Holiday Food & Fund Drive 2020

Join us to raise food and funds during this critical time. Fundraise, donate, or just spread the word. We are STILL feeding hope.

Join us to raise food and funds during this critical time. Fundraise, donate, or just spread the word. We are STILL feeding hope.

NOTE: Community Drive Through Distribution will take place on Wednesday, November 25th at the fairgrounds in Watsonville.
THERE WILL BE NO FRIDAY DISTRIBUTION ON THE 27TH.

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Weekly Impact & Distribution Update

Highlights from this past week:

In October we distributed over 1.5M lbs of food throughout the county to over 100,000 people.

Hunger Fighters of the Year 2020

Nominations open for Hunger Fighters of the Year!

Deadline: January 6, 2021

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in their efforts to help feed people in the community? The Hunger Fighter of the Year is recognized at our Annual Awards Dinner in March. Thank you for helping us to honor these individuals.

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Find the times and locations of distribution sites throughout the community.

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Every $1 equals 4 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Santa Cruz County.

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.

1 in 5 overall

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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