At Second Harvest Food Bank, our mission is to 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.
Hunger is not inevitable. We’re working hard to feed people who need food now and to advocate for policies that tackle the root causes of hunger.
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.