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Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name: Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County
Altername Name(s): Community Food Hotline; Banco de Comida
Address: 800 Ohlone Parkway
Watsonville,  CA  95076
Driving Directions
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-722-7110
Hotline: 831-662-0991
Fax: 831-722-0435
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description: Hotline Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Warehouse/Receiving 8:00am to 3:00pm
Office 8:00am to 5:00pm

Second Harvest Food Bank has a network of 200 member agencies and direct service programs providing groceries, fresh produce, and prepared meals throughout Santa Cruz County. Call the Community Food Hotline at (831) 662-0991 for the most up-to-date information about the dates and times of food distributions and bilingual nutrition education programs in your neighborhood. The Hotline also offers pre-screening and application assistance for the CalFresh program and information and referrals to other services.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to All in Need
Mission: To end hunger and malnutrition by educating and involving the community.
Programs: Second Harvest staff is a leader in food distribution, volunteer-supported peer nutrition programs to empower clients to make healthy choices, outreach programs to educate and mobilize the public around community hunger and nutrition issues, and food security projects to improve access to healthy foods in Santa Cruz County.
Volunteer Info: During our Monday-Friday work schedule (8am-1pm), the minimum age for volunteering is 14 and for our Saturday sorts the minimum age is 8 years old with adult supervision (someone over the age of 21). Volunteers will help pack produce bags and other projects as needed in the warehouse. For our Saturday sorts, help is needed every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 8:00am-12:00pm and the work consists of packing USDA commodity bags.

* Distribution Center Team Assistant
* Facility Maintenance
* Food Drive collection assistants
* USDA Food Distribution (2nd Monday of each month)If you are interested in contributing some time in any of these areas please contact Rosario Valerio at 831-722-7110 ext. 205 or
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Two Blocks
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Watsonville
Funding Source: Donations
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Kevin Heuer
Chief Operations & Programs Officer
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Advocacy
Emergency Food
Food Banks
Food Collection Volunteer Opportunities
Food Distribution
Food Donation Programs
Food Pantries
Government Agencies
Hunger/Food Issues
Low Income
Nutrition Education
Outreach Programs
Public Awareness/Education
Volunteer Opportunities
This agency was last updated on October 4, 2017