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Partner Agency Spotlight–Monarch Services

One in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the Centers...

Massive Garage Sale Clears Closets, Fights Hunger

Imagine holding a garage sale in your front yard. A few dozen people walk through, you lighten your load of unneeded things, and maybe you...

Hunger Fighters Rally and Educate for CalFresh

Like other parts of the country, the Central Coast has poverty and social challenges, but when it comes to hunger, it stands out from most...

Agency Spotlight–Community Connection

Community Connection is a non-profit mental health program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and a Second Harvest Partner Agency. The program supports...

Vegetable Curry Casserole / Sofrito Vegetal de Curry

This month’s recipe includes whole grains, which are an excellent source of fiber. And why is fiber good? Foods high in fiber like beans and...

Food as Medicine is Catching Fire

According to a feature which aired last night on the PBS NewsHour, more and more doctors across the country are prescribing healthy food, and more...

“It’s Your Neighbors”

“It’s your neighbors,” AR Pointer told me. I had been asking AR about the organization she started in the small town of Aromas, in south...

Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste

Many people have long worked to raise awareness of the huge problem of food waste in the U.S., for both environmental reasons and to feed...

Agency Spotlight–Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

“We can end family homelessness.” This is the work of Pajaro Valley Shelter Services (PVSS), day in and day out. Their dedicated staff of ten...