Second Harvest Food Bank's mission is that we inspire and support Santa Cruz County to provide nourishment for all community members.
In Santa Cruz County, 1 in 5 people face hunger.
For children it’s 1 in 4.
Every month, 85,000 local residents count on us to avoid missing meals, empty stomachs, and impossible choices between food, housing, medicine, and other necessities.
Founded in 1972, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz
County was the first food bank in California and is the
second oldest in the nation.