For food,  call: 831-662-0991or email: [email protected] 

Second Harvest Food Bank's mission is to inspire and support Santa Cruz County to provide nourishment
for all community members.



Find Food

We source over 10 million pounds of food each year from farms, grocery stores, food manufacturers, distributors, and individuals, and distribute it to 150 food pantries, schools, soup kitchens, group homes, youth centers, and Second Harvest program sites.

Our goal: 50% of the food we distribute is fresh produce

1 in 3

1 in 3 Residents

1 In 3 residents are food insecure in Santa Cruz County. We reach 65,000 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.

How do we do it? We can provide 3 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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