While we all come from diverse backgrounds, we’re all one community.
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is not accepting walk-in, community food donations at this time, including food drives. This policy allows us to continue operating at the highest level of efficiency possible in order to keep up with demand. You can still help fill our virtual barrel with much needed protein, dairy and more. learn morelearn more
Donate today and help provide hope through community support.
It will take months, if not years, for our clients to recover from this crisis. Even when they don’t know what to expect next, our clients know they can count on us for food, every month. Thank you for helping our community rebuild.
Our buying power means we can stretch the dollars you donate to buy more food for the 450,000 people who rely on groceries from Second Harvest every month.
Even as the economy rebounds, the cost of living remains one of the most difficult aspects of living in Silicon Valley, and it will only keep increasing. But you don’t have to choose between paying bills or eating healthy food. Second Harvest offers a number of free food resources.
Looking for free groceries or a prepared meal? Use the food locator tool to search your area
CalFresh can be used to buy groceries and fresh produce at participating stores and farmers’ markets
Find nutrition education resources and recipes to cook nourishing meals
Our mission is to lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one. Our volunteers, donors and supporters help us provide food to families, multi-generational households, seniors and college students. We offer more than just nourishment, we are helping people in our own community feel a little more secure and find joy in the pleasure of cooking and sharing a meal with loved ones.
People served every month, an 80% increase over pre-pandemic levels
Kids served monthly by our home delivery program
Partners at 900 sites are working with us to help distibute food
Worth of free groceries are distibuted monthly per client
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Second Harvest Adds Four New Board Members
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley has elected four new board members who bring a diverse set of skills and backgrounds to the food bank as it continues to face unprecedented need. The pandemic has created new challenges as a record number of people have turned to Second Harvest for food.
Fletcher’s Story – “I’m Always Feeding People”
Fletcher, 61, has been married to his wife Kesoan for almost 20 years. They live in a 44-unit apartment complex in San Mateo. He first started getting free groceries from Second Harvest of Silicon Valley when he started running out of food at the beginning of the pandemic.
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