June 8, 2021 update: Despite the June 15 economic reopening in California, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley will not be 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. Reintroducing the process of accepting, weighing, sorting, transporting and boxing a mix of miscellaneous donations would disrupt the processes we have created that allow us to meet the incredible need we’re responding to. We will update the community if this policy changes.
For these reasons, we are also not reintroducing food collection barrels in the community. Many of our large-chain grocery store partners that have historically hosted in-store barrels are running campaigns to collect monetary donations for our organization and others like it instead.
We deeply appreciate the generosity of our community and kindly ask that anyone who wishes to support the food bank does so through a monetary donation. Through monetary donations we are able to purchase food at bulk prices and ensure we provide a nutritious mix of produce, perishable and shelf-stable food for our clients. 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.
*Please consider donating funds to help purchase the foods we most need. If you already have food you would like to donate, please contact our donor relations team at email@example.com or 866-234-3663 to be referred to partners of ours.