Second Harvest Food Bank's mission is that we inspire and support Santa Cruz County to provide nourishment
for all community members.
We source over 11 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.
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
1 in 3 Residents
1 In 3 residents are food insecure in Santa Cruz County. We reach 75,000 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 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.