Colleges rush to sign students up for food stamps, as pandemic rules make more eligible

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Published by CalMatters: WRITTEN BY ALEJANDRA SALGADO AUGUST 18, 2021 This past school year, Madeline Waters struggled to find a way to pay for food while also studying for classes. As...

Second Harvest Staff Chili Cook-Off is a Hit

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Have you ever wondered what you can make with a big bag of produce and a bag of pantry items like rice, beans, lentils and canned tomatoes? Well, the Second...

After over 4 decades of service, Willy is retiring.

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After 43 years of serving the County of Santa Cruz, the past 33 of them as the executive director and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank in Watsonville, our beloved...

Appreciating the bounty of our agriculture community

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By:FORD KANZLER, SPECIAL TO THE PAJARONIAN June 18, 2021 One of the healthiest food banks in the country. That’s the claim Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County makes because...

Thinking Pandemic Economic Effects are Behind US? Think Again

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Written by: Richelle Noroyan / Orginally published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. One of baseball hall-of-famer Yogi Berra’s memorable “Yogi-isms” is “It ain’t over till it’s over.” The pandemic-related challenges...

Local Business Executive Spreads Message of Kindness

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Originally written and published by Growing Up Santa Cruz M. LeBaron Meyers is a local resident, team member of Santa Cruz Works, President and Chief Business Officer of #NotMe, and...

CalFresh – First Line of Defense in Fighting Hunger

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Written by: Ford Kanzler CalFresh is the name used in California for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CalFresh’s monthly, electronically provided benefits are used to buy most foods...

Feeding America Grants Relief to Member Food Banks

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At Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County, we could not be more thankful than to our partners at Feeding America for providing us with the resources, expertise, and funding...

Cooking Club Recipe of the Month – Cauliflower Casserole

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Second Harvest Food Bank's Cooking Club is at it again.  This month's healthy recipe is Cauliflower Casserole.  Watch the video and see how convenient it is to make something both...

Volunteer Spotlight – Morgan Imel

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Morgan Imel is a Product Operations Analyst at Looker in Santa Cruz.  Looker is a local tech company that works with data and analytics.  During this past year Morgan has...

Volunteer Spotlight – Robby Olson

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When COVID19 shut down the economy and created a huge need for food Robby Olson stepped up to help.  Concerned with the overwhelming need, he contacted Second Harvest to see...

Volunteer Spotlight – Justen Harper

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Justen began volunteering at Second Harvest's weekly community drive-through distributions in April 2020.  As COVID19 began shutting down the economy and the need for food grew, Justen wanted to help. ...

CalRecycle and California Climate Investments fund the need at Second Harvest

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Second Harvest Food Bank is grateful for the CalRecycle funding that came through in 2019 to help fund a new refrigerator truck, a forklift, support positions, and some long overdue new white...

Hunger Fighters of the Year Bring Perspective and Perseverence

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Mary Wells is the lead pantry volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul pantry run by parishioners of Our Lady Star of the Sea. She has been volunteering for roughly 20...

A Creative Means for Community Service in times of COVID-19

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The following post written by Carrie Mulcaire.  How does a group of 8-year old Girl Scouts seek to reach out to their community and help those in need while maintaining...