46,016,459 meals provided so far in 2018

Everyday Ways to Help

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Everyday Ways to Help

Fighting hunger can be fun

There are many ways to fight hunger.  Here’s a calendar of events that support Second Harvest. See more at our promotions page.

Planning an event or promotion for Second Harvest? Awesome! Be sure to review our guidelines and complete an online application. Email donor.relations@shfb.org with questions.

If you need a Second Harvest speaker for a fair or presentation, please fill out this form.

Events that directly support Second Harvest:

Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

November 22, 2018

The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot is the largest timed Thanksgiving race in the United States. Join us in celebrating 14 years of 5K and 10K trotting while raising $7.8 million for local charities, including Second Harvest Food Bank!

For more information and to sign up visit https://svturkeytrot.com/

Second Harvest Food Bank is a proud member of the Feeding America network.

Here are some current events and promotions benefiting Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank:


Feb. 4, 2018 – Feb. 2, 2019

For every $10 spent at stores across the country, BoxLunch will help provide .10 to the Feeding America network of food banks. BoxLunch is a specialty retailer offering a curated collection of licensed pop culture merchandise. Locally, they are at Westfield Oakridge Mall in San Jose.

Charity Miles


Feeding America is one of 10 charities chosen to pilot Charity Miles, a free iPhone/Android app that empowers people to earn money for charity while walking, running or biking. Participants choose one of the app’s featured charities and hit the streets. The app will track the participant’s distance and they’ll earn money for their charity. Bikers earn 10¢ per mile; walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile—all up to an initial $1,000,000 sponsorship pool.

Second Harvest Food Bank will receive 65% of revenue generated by the Charity Miles app in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

For more information, please see charitymiles.org.

The Cheesecake Factory

July 30, 2018 – February 28, 2019

For every slice of the new Very Cherry Ghiradelli Chocolate Cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory will donate $.25 to Feeding America. All funds will be split 50/50 between Feeding America and local food banks.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes

August 27, 2018 – October 20, 2018

41 million. That’s the number of people in America who will go hungry tonight. And they’re not in some far away land. They’re here. They’re your friends. They’re your neighbors.

Knowing that, wouldn’t it be nice if we all found a way to be better neighbors to each other? That’s where we come in. This is the Better Neighbor Project, Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes’ new partnership with Feeding America where you can help feed your neighbors. From August 27 through October 28, 2018, you can donate at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes, supporting Feeding America and local food banks.