1 in 3 kids in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties are bullied by hunger. Children shouldn't have to grow up feeling ashamed and powerless because they cannot get enough food to eat every day. Hunger takes a devastating toll on kids, but it doesn't have to.
Local hunger isn't caused by a lack of food. It's caused by a lack of resources. Our work is only limited by the funds they need to reach kids who are suffering.
"My family and I go to one of the distribution centers and distribute food every month. And a couple of months ago in November, my son looked at me and said 'Why isn't there as much food to give out as normal?' ...Second Harvest delivers everything it can to local families, but when they don't have enough food to deliver, the families get less. And that's something I think we can all work together to avoid."
– Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Second Harvest is determined to stand up for kids and we know what needs to be done. But we can't do it alone.
From March 1st to May 31st, we are piloting a new tool that allows you to customize your own personal fundraising page and easily link it to your personal contacts and social network.
If you've coordinated Food and Fund Drives in the past, let us know what you think! We think this is a beautiful tool that will make it easy for people to support Second Harvest, but we know this new terminology and process will be an adjustment, particularly for organizations with teams. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback you have.
In order to feed as many kids as possible, this year's effort to Stand Up for Kids is a Fund Drive only. If you are currently hosting a permanent drive with food collection barrels all year round or are hosting an annual event, please contact our Food and Fund Drive Hotline at (866) 234-3663 to schedule a barrel delivery and/or pickup at your location.
"By collaborating with Facebook and other Bay Area companies, we hope to make an impact on reducing childhood hunger and inspire others to join us."
– John Donahoe, CEO of eBay