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…

CalFresh Program Expands to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients

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Almost a year and a half ago, California first signed into law a historic expansion to its CalFresh program. Earlier this year, this change finally came into effect. On June...

True Leaf Farms Takes Top Prize as Second Harvest’s Food Industry Donor of the Year

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In a roomful of elected officials and non-profit agencies from all corners of Santa Cruz County, Second Harvest Food Bank revealed their choice for their 2019 Food Industry Donor of...

Passion For Produce Provides Positive Impact at East Cliff Village

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On a cool, crisp, fall morning the residents of East Cliff Village, an affordable Senior living apartment complex located in Santa Cruz, California and a Second Harvest Partner Agency, are...

Rotary organizations get barrels “Ready to Roll” during the Annual Barrel Wrap at Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

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Santa Cruz County area Rotary clubs joined together at Second Harvest Food Bank in Watsonville for the annual Rotary Barrel Wrap on Saturday, October 12th. Each year hundreds of large...
Elvia Lopez, Nutrition Ambassador

Second Harvest Nutrition Programs Change Lives – Elvia’s Story

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During the month of October, Second Harvest is focusing on raising awareness around Partner Agencies and Nutrition Education.   As diabetes and poor nutrition continue to be an epidemic in the...

A Taste of Soquel Success Story

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The following is adapted from a press release provided by Laura Hamby. It was a day filled with smiles and fun as a crowd of 400 people gathered, September 28,...

Santa Cruz Chefs’ Dinner raises 800,000 meals for Food For Children program

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Second Harvest Food Bank hosted it’s annual Chefs’ Dinner on Sept. 12, 2019.  This signature event which includes a Six-course meal prepared by some of Santa Cruz County's finest Chefs,...

September is Hunger Action Month – Put on the Cape

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This September Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County will participate together with Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks in a mobilization across all 50 states in an effort...

Best Ever Creamy Carrot Soup

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Ingredients: 2 pounds carrot peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons oil 1 small onion chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 long stalk chopped celery 1½ teaspoon chopped fresh ginger...

Circadian Rhythm: Our Internal Clock and It’s Affect on Health, Stress, and Weight Management

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Clocks. Not all are alike. In fact, there is an internal clock in all humans that triggers the body to perform certain functions at certain times of day. Scientifically this...

The Public Charge Rule – What it is and who may be affected.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized the "public charge" rule. If litigation does not prevent the rule from taking effect, the policy will become effective in 60 days, on October...