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Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties Charity In Watsonville California

Second Harvest Food Bank Of Santa Cruz And San Benito Counties

 Watsonville     California

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties Charity Profile

The mission of Second Harvest is to educate and involve individuals to end hunger and alleviate malnutrition in our communities. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties was the first food bank in California and is the second oldest in the nation.

Founded in 1972, Second Harvest began by distributing food from a parking lot in Santa Cruz to groups operating the Breakfast For Kids programs. Today, Second Harvest distributes 6.5 million pounds of food per year to local hungry families, children, individuals and seniors in our community.

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Our core values of compassion, service, involvement, empowerment, accountability, and advocacy govern our relationships with each other and with the community at large, ensuring that we stay true to our mission everyday.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties Volunteer Information

Without the help of volunteers, many families in Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties would go hungry. Volunteers make a real difference in the lives of so many-and they have fun doing it! Last year over 3,200 volunteers contributed a combined total of 43,000 hours of service-equivalent to 20 full-time employees.

Volunteer Opportunities
No matter what you expertise of level of commitment, Second Harvest needs you! We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Saturday Food Sorts
Distribution Desk
Community Food Hotline
Events & Fundraising
Office Assistance
USDA Distribution
PIN Program
Food Drives
Garden Project
Dock Manager
Board of Directors & Committees
Bread and Produce Distribution
Food for Children Distribution
Graphic Arts Intern

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties In The News

Aptos Church Raises 1.2 Million Pounds of Food for Food Bank

331 days ago From KIONrightnow.com   View Archived Article

SALINAS, CALIFORNIA - By Katelyn Sykes - email The Second Harvest Food Bank in Santa Cruz County got its largest donation in the organization's history thanks to an Aptos church. 10 weeks ago, Pastor Rene Schlaepfer of Twin Lakes Church challenged his congregation to ...

Holiday Food Drive Aims to Raise 2.5 Million Pounds

356 days ago From Patch.com   View Archived Article

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA - Elliot-McCrea and other community leaders spoke at a fundraising luncheon on Wednesday at Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz, kicking off a seven-week-long food drive throughout the county. They encouraged companies, schools and individuals to pool their .. ...

Capitola skateboarder Danny Keith helps the Second Harvest Food Bank collect food for the needy

1063 days ago From Santa Cruz Sentinel   View Archived Article

CALIFORNIA - The charity has teamed up with the Second Harvest Food Bank since 2004. Working with more than 180 local agencies, the charity collects, ...

Cork and Bottle general manager drinks 100 beers for charity

1087 days ago From NOLA.com   View Archived Article

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - By Todd A. Price In the month of November, Laurie Delk will let her life be guided by the classic song =9399 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. ...

Jaguars, Winn-Dixie: Helping to Fight Local Hunger

1107 days ago From WOKV   View Archived Article

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - By Tiffany Griffith @ October 14, 2009 1:49 AM Permalink | Comments (0) The Second Harvest Food Bank is working with two important team mates to help fight ...

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