For food,  call: 831-662-0991or email: [email protected] 

Power Out? Second Harvest Food Bank County-wide Food Distribution

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 with over 100 local non profits and provide 90 of our own food distribution sites from the San Lorenzo Valley through the Pajaro Valley.

 Why:               Do you need food, whether from the PSPS loss of power or any other reason?

 Who:               Santa Cruz County community residents

 What:              Community Food distributions

When:             Most weekdays at various times

Where:            In your local neighborhood

Contact:          Community Food Hotline 831-662-0991 (both Spanish and English)

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If you have been affected by the recent fires in Santa Cruz County. The California Department of Social Services agency approved automatic replacement of CalFresh benefits for households who has lost food as a result of the power outages and reside on the following zip codes; 95064; 95005; 95006; 95018; 95041; 95007; 95017; 95073; 95003 and 95066. These households can request a replacement of benefits within 10 days of the food loss. Call 1 (888) 421-8080 or visit one of the county walk in centers located at 18W Beach Street, Watsonville or 1020 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz.

For more information on the CalFresh replacement funds visit


About Second Harvest

Founded in 1972, Second Harvest Food Bank was the first food bank in California and the second in the nation. Its mission is working together to end huger through healthy food, education and leadership. Its network of 200 local agencies and programs feeds 55,000 people in Santa Cruz County every month. For every dollar donated, it provides four healthy meals.