Each month we serve over 55,000 Santa Cruz County residents
Over half are children
We present nutrition programming over 1,000 times throughout the year, at 63 sites across the county.
Second Harvest delivers food and nutrition education directly through our two innovative nutrition programs, Food For Children and Passion For Produce. At 63 sites across Santa Cruz County, we provide dry food staples, fresh fruits and vegetables, and the tools and social support to make healthy habits stick.
We distribute food through 100 established partner agencies–recovery centers, group homes, pantries, after-school programs, shelters, and more. Second Harvest’s healthy food reaches nearly 33,000 people in need through these established community organizations on the ground throughout the county.
CalFresh, California’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is the first line of defense against hunger, helping low-income households meet their food and nutrition needs. Our bilingual team of CalFresh Outreach workers helps enroll eligible county residents in the program so they and their families can work, learn, and pursue life’s opportunities.