36,647,190 meals provided so far in 2018

48 Hour Virtual Race

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48 Hour Virtual Race

What is the Virtual Race?

Employees at Silicon Valley companies compete online to help feed over 257,000 neighbors each

The Official Rules

  • Secure your company’s spot by November 2, 2018 by emailing Donna Peace (dpeace@shfb.org) the following information:
    • An updated count of local employees and contractors working in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
    • A list of all IP addresses where employees will be making donations from
  • The Virtual Race runs from Tuesday, November 13th at 12:00 PM until Thursday, November 15th at 11:59 AM. There are no exceptions to the time frame. Donations received before or after this time period DO NOT count toward the 48-Hour Virtual Race, but DO count toward your holiday fund drive totals.
  • Only employee donations made through your company’s designated fund drive donation page will be counted.
    • Exception: A pledge form may be used for gifts of stock and/or donations of $10,000+. Pledge forms must be sent to Donna Peace at dpeace@shfb.org by 10 AM on November 15 and fulfilled by December 31, 2018.
  • Employees should feel free to share their special corporate giving link to increase giving.
  • Although many companies match employee gifts to increase participation, corporate contributions are not included in Virtual Race totals.
  • In the event of a tie, total giving during the 2017 Virtual Race and then total giving to Second Harvest during our most recently completed fiscal year (through June 30, 2018) will be used to determine a winner.

What do you win?

Bragging rights! Your corporate logo will be prominently featured on a Second Harvest food delivery truck for an entire year.


Companies can win a truck sponsorship in one of three ways:

Total Giving

Your employees donate the most dollars overall.

Per Capita

Your employees make the highest average donation (total giving divided by the number of local employees/contractors working in Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties).

Participation Rate

You have the highest percentage of employees who make donations (number of unique donors divided by the number of local employees/contractors).