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Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

Organization Mission

Second Harvest Food Bank’s mission is that we inspire and support Santa Cruz County to provide nourishment for all community members.

Through our network of approximately 150 partner agencies and program sites, we provide nutritious food and CalFresh application assistance for families, seniors, the unemployed, farmworkers, immigrants, veterans, homeless, sheltered homeless, the disabled, and those suffering from mental illness — from Pajaro Valley through to the San Lorenzo Valley.

The Big Idea 2022:
Got Food?

Did you know that over 1/3 of our county’s residents face hunger every month? That staggering statistic results from job loss, high rent and low wages. You can help us provide food for 85,000 people a month in Santa Cruz County who depend on Second Harvest and our network of nonprofit agencies and safety net services such as food pantries, shelters, and group homes to fill pantry shelves and provide hot meals.

Only with adequate nutrition can children learn, adults work, and the community thrive. Volunteers help power Second Harvest Food Bank, allowing us to distribute a staggering 10 million pounds of food each year.

We, the Early Start staff, a PVUSD special education program for families with infants/toddlers with special needs, give “Second Harvest Food Bank” a very warm “thank you” for providing our families with a little extra help feeding their families during this pandemic.

The Early Start staff, a PVUSD special education program

We Did It!

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