September 2021 update: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is not accepting walk-in, community food donations. This policy allows us to continue operating at the highest level of efficiency possible in order to keep up with the demand, which is still double what it was pre-pandemic. We will provide updates if this policy changes. If you have already purchased non-perishable food items to donate, please contact our donor hotline at 1-866-234-3663, or email donor.relations@shfb.org. We will direct you to a community partner that may be able to accept your food donation.

Ways to donate food

Grocery rescue donations

Call 408-266-8866, ext. 102 or email fooddonor@shfb.org.

We coordinate scheduled donation pickups with local grocery retailers so food close to its expiration date can be used to feed our hungry neighbors instead of going to waste.

Grocery rescue

Large-scale food donations

Call 408-266-8866, ext. 102 or email fooddonor@shfb.org.

Local companies can save money and reduce waste while helping the community. We receive millions of pounds of food from local businesses, which help us feed kids, families and seniors every month.

Large-scale food

Fill the Virtual Barrel

We are not accepting walk-in, community food donations. You can still help fill this virtual barrel! Your dollars support local families, students, seniors and essential workers who need our help now more than ever before; a $1 donation helps Second Harvest provide enough food for two meals.

Fill the barrel