How to Help


Thank you for your interest in supporting Second Harvest Food Bank! We rely on our community's help in everything we do, and it's a tribute to your dedication that we're able to run so efficiently. There are several ways to get involved!

Every dollar donated makes a genuine impact, as 96% of all expenses go directly toward programs that feed people in need. Want to do more? Become a monthly donor, participate in your employer's matching gifts program, or plan a special benefit event.


Whether you're cleaning out your cupboards and donating our most-needed foods or making a commercial food donation from your farm, manufacturing facility, or place of business, every single food donation makes a difference!


Every single week, hundreds of volunteers are involved in all aspects of carrying out our mission. We welcome and appreciate your time, talents, and commitment to serving those in need.


Hosting a food and fund drive is easy! We'll supply you with food collection barrels, promotional supplies, and an online fundraising page making it easy for friends and family to donate. No place to collect food? Start a fundraising campaign today.


Corporate sponsorships are critical to the success of our mission, helping us to reach our fundraising goals while inspiring others to give. We are pleased to offer our sponsors high-profile marketing and public relations benefits. For more information, contact Lily Wong at


You can be a voice by advocating for those who are impacted by hunger. Sign-up for "Advocacy Alerts" on food and hunger-related issues and visit our blog for the latest updates.


Join the conversation! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to see what we're up to at the Food Bank!


2014 Holiday Food & Fund Drive

1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties receives some food from the Food Bank.