First Responder Yaceth Virgen assists fire victims in Sonoma

After fires ravaged wine country earlier this fall, thousands of residents were left homeless and destitute. Though Second Harvest is 130 miles away, we found a way to help by leveraging the First-Responder experience of one of our own key staff members.Yaceth Virgen is a Community Outreach Specialist at Second Harvest specializing in assisting CalFresh … Read more

Second Harvest Sends a Message to Washington

This week, Second Harvest hit the Hill—Capitol Hill—to send a message to legislators about the food assistance programs that help so many of our neighbors in Santa Cruz County and across the nation. We joined advocacy and research groups, service providers, and dozens of other community food banks, fanning out across House and Senate office … Read more

CalFresh Community Day

Second Harvest teamed up with the Santa Cruz County Human Services Department for our first ever CalFresh Community Day to answer questions, complete enrollments, and communicate the importance of CalFresh while the kids played games and took turns on the smoothie bike! Over 90 households attended the February 2nd event. Nearly 20,000 of the people … Read more