Weekly Update From Second Harvest Food Bank

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Next Community Food Distribution Friday, April 10th, 9am to 1pm Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk parking lot (100 Beach St., Santa Cruz) Santa Cruz County residents only please. Viernes 10 de...

Second Harvest Provides Drive Through Food Distribution

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Watsonville — Second Harvest Food Bank will host another drive through community food distribution on Friday, April 3rd at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville. The distribution will be...

The Clouds Can’t Hide The Light – Donation Turns Into Unexpected Discovery

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The current COVID19 crisis is a bit like a storm that has rolled in and stalled right over our heads.  But as with all storms, this one too shall pass. ...

Volunteer Update – 3.20.20

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Volunteer Informtion 3.24.20 Thank you everyone for pulling together and volunteering all over Santa Cruz County during this time. Given the escalating circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we are suspending...

COVID-19 Update – Food distribution, what we are doing, and what we need.

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If you or someone you know needs food, and are calling from: Santa Cruz County call our community Food Hotline at (831) 662-0991 Monterey County, call 831-758-1523 San Benito County,...

Second Harvest Food Bank Monitoring Developments of COVID-19

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Second Harvest Food Bank is carefully monitoring developments with regards to the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are committed to our mission of working together to end hunger...

Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates Community

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Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates 4.82 Million Meals Raised and Honors Hunger Fighters of the Year On March 5, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County hosted one of the organization’s...

Black and White Bean Soup

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Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil or butter 1 large onion chopped 2 garlic cloves minced 1 large carrot chopped 1 cup sweet potato thinly sliced 1 celery rib chopped 4 cups...

No. It’s Not Costco. It’s Second Harvest.

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State of California grant provides funds for new 760 square foot cooler. Thanks to a grant from the State of California, Second Harvest was able to install a new cooler...

Holiday Food & Fund Drive 2019 Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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Community Raises Over 4.8 Million Meals Second Harvest Food Bank revealed the results of its annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive (HFFD) today with a Facebook Live broadcast from Presenting Sponsor...

Creamy Celery Soup

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Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 2 garlic cloves 2 tbsp. butter 6 cups celery sliced thin 1 cup potatoes sliced thin 1 green apple sliced thin 4 cups veggie or chicken...

Yummy Pumpkin Bread

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Ingredients 1 ½ cup almond flour 1/4 cup oat flour 2 tbsp oats 1 cup pumpkin puree 2 tbsp soft butter 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice...

Community comes together to “Kick-Off” the Holiday Food & Fund Drive

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Aptos—Second Harvest Food Bank launched its annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive at the Annual Kickoff Luncheon on November 7th at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos. For Second Harvest, these...

Grey Bears Community Shows It’s Stuff

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In the cold early hours of a Thursday morning in Santa Cruz County, a large group of community members make the trek from all over the area to the Grey...

Power Out? Second Harvest Food Bank County-wide Food Distribution

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With the recent and possibly on-going public safety power shutoffs throughout Santa Cruz County, Second Harvest Food Bank would like to let all residents know that they can call our Community Food Hotline at (831) 662-0991 to find a local food distribution center in their neighborhood. We partner…