In observance of Thanksgiving, on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, our offices will be closed and Food Connection team will be unavailable. We encourage you to use our online tool or dial 211 to find food near you. Find Food Near You
At Second Harvest, we believe hunger is unacceptable. We provide food to an average of 450,000 kids, families and seniors every month at drive-thru and walk-up sites across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties through our programs and an expansive network of over 300 nonprofit partners.
We provide food through the following programs and activities:
Our grocery programs provide free nutritious groceries and fresh produce to our neighbors who can’t afford healthy food. Volunteers distribute the food while adhering to social distancing protocols.
Food Connection helps people find free groceries and other food resources in their neighborhood. Multilingual staff provide referrals to local food programs and help people apply for CalFresh.
Our partner agencies program provides food to more than 300 nonprofit agencies in Silicon Valley. These include faith-based organizations, schools, senior centers, community groups, soup kitchens, rehabilitation centers and shelters.
In partnership with Santa Clara and San Mateo county social services agencies, we help applicants enroll in the CalFresh program. The program provides an EBT benefits card for use at participating grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
Second Harvest educates policymakers and stakeholders about the importance of strong programs and collaboration in addressing hunger and related health issues. We work with local, state and national organizations to advocate for legislation and policy changes that strengthen and improve the effectiveness of food and nutrition programs, and create systems change to end hunger.