Partner Agencies

Distribute Second Harvest food and produce throughout Santa Cruz County

We distribute food through over 100 partner agencies and non-profits on the ground throughout Santa Cruz County. These recovery centers, assisted living homes, pantries, after-school programs, and more reach people in need, know their clients, and provide them with food from Second Harvest so that no one has to face life’s biggest challenges on an empty stomach.

Interested in Becoming a Member Agency?

If your organization, agency, or program serves members of the community in need of healthy food, and meets our requirements, you can apply to become a Member Agency. Member Agencies (Partner Agencies) can shop at our Distribution Center to obtain healthy food and fresh produce for their clients.

Become a Partner Agency

How Does it Work?

Watch how donated food moves through our network and out across the county.

Jacob's Heart, Watsonville

Jacob’s Heart, in Watsonville, provides care and assistance for the families of children and teens facing life-threatening illness.




Already a Partner Agency?
Go to the Members’ page for forms, online ordering, and the Partner Agencies blog!

Our Partner Agencies

See who’s feeding hope in the community

All Saints Episcopal Church

American Legion/Veteran’s Memorial Building

Assisted Living Project

Associated Faith Communities

Bay Avenue Senior Apartments

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boys and Girls Club

Bright Path Day Program

Calvary Episcopal Church

Casa de la Cultura

Casa Pacific—Encompass

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Christmas Project

Community Bridges

Cornerstone Food Pantry

County of S.C. Parks & Rec.

Davenport Resource Center

Digital Nest

Discoveryland Christian Preschool

Downtown Streets Team

El Dorado Center—Encompass

Fasting Prayer Mtn. of World

First United Methodist Church—Watsonville

Food Not Bombs

Freedom Roads Food Pantry

Grey Bears

Harbor Light Gospel Tabernacle

Haven of Hope—Halcyon House

Holy Cross

Homeless Services Center

Hope Church

Hope Ministry

Iglesia Adventista Hispana

Iglesia De Cristo

Iglesia de Dios

Iglesia Roca Firme

Inner Light Pantry

Jacob’s Heart

Janus of Santa Cruz

LIUNA Local 270

Lutheran Community Church

Mid Peninsula Housing Services

Monarch Services

Monterey Bay Teen Challenge

Mountain Bible Church

Mountain Community Resource Center

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

New Life Center

Nueva Vista Community Resources

Oratorio Don Bosco

Pajaro Rescue Mission

Pajaro Valley Loaves & Fishes

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

People’s Pantry

Progressive Baptist Church

Resetar Hotel—Abode Services

Resurrection Church Pantry

River Street Shelter—Encompass

Salud Para La Gente

Salvation Army—Santa Cruz

Salvation Army—Watsonville

San Agustin Pantry

Santa Cruz Aids Project—Encompass

Santa Cruz Bible Church

Santa Cruz Resid. Recovery—Encompass

Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center

SC Volunteer Center – Community Connection

Second Story—Encompass

Shorelife Community Church

Si Se Puede—Encompass

St. Francis Soup Kitchen

St. Philips Food Pantry

Star of the Sea

Teen Kitchen Project

Telos Encompass

Transitional Aged Youth- Encompass

Tyler House—Encompass

UCSC Family Student Housing

UCSC Slug Support Pantry

UCSC Student Union Assembly Pantry

Valley Churches United Mission

Walnut Avenue Family and Women’s Center

Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop

Watsonville SDA Food Pantry

Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Watsonville Works

Westview Presbyterian Church

YMCA Camp Campbell

Youth N.O.W.

YWCA Childcare

Partner Agency Spotlight

  • Agency Spotlight–Youth N.O.W.

    What is the best way for a hungry student to focus on studying and class activities?

    It’s a trick question. Studying, learning, and even paying attention are all next to impossible when you’re hungry or lacking in nutrients.

    That’s why Youth N.O.W., one of Second Harvest’s hundred partner agencies, makes healthy snacks available to all the students in their program.

    Youth N.O.W.Youth N.O.W., in Watsonville, is an after-school student center that provides no-cost tutoring and academic support in a safe social environment for middle and high school youth. Academic services include individualized tutoring, homework help, independent study, school project resources, computer labs, and more. Enrichment classes, clubs, sports clinics, and evening social events make up their social programs.

    And the healthy food provided by Second Harvest Food Bank rounds out the organization’s offerings.

    “One of the first things our students do when they arrive at our center is to grab a snack,” Jenna Rodriguez, Director of Operations, said. “Sometimes students will even drop by during their lunch hour to grab a quick snack like a granola bar or an apple.”

    Youth N.O.W. recognizes that all the academic support in the world can’t help a struggling student if she’s hungry or lacking in nutrition. And research shows that childhood hunger and malnutrition greatly increase the risk of developmental problems down the road.

    So thanks to Youth N.O.W.’s partnership with Second Harvest, the children they serve can fuel up on healthy snacks before delving in to the work and study that will open up a lifetime of opportunities in the years ahead.

Read profiles of more of our partner agencies here