Throughout the year, we host events for our partner agencies, donors, policymakers and other community supporters.

If you have any questions regarding our events, please email

Donor Briefing: May 25, 2022 | 12:00-12:30 PM

Topic: Recovering Food & Reducing Waste: Solving Hunger in Silicon Valley

Melissa Gaherty, Regional Food Source Manager, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
BA, University of Michigan, Sustainable Food Systems
In conversation with
Lynne Clarence, Individual Philanthropy Manager

  • What is Second Harvest doing to rescue food from going to waste?
  • How are we working with your favorite retailers like Trader Joes, Costco, Safeway and Amazon Fresh?
  • How are we supporting CA Senate bill SB 1383, which establishes methane reduction targets and sets goals to reduce disposal of organic waste in landfills, including edible food so that surplus edible food will help feed Californians in need instead of decomposing in a landfill while emitting harmful greenhouse gases.
  • And more!

Harvest of Knowledge Conference

This annual conference is an opportunity for our partner agencies and site leaders to learn, network and celebrate local hunger-fighter leaders.

Hunger Action Summit

The Hunger Action Summit brings together civic leaders, policymakers and hunger advocates to spark conversation and inspire collaboration to end local hunger. Organized in partnership with Santa Clara University, the summit is co-sponsored by Santa Clara University’s Food and Agribusiness Institute, part of the Leavey School of Business, and held at SCU’s Locatelli Center.

Legislative Breakfasts

Representatives from all different levels of government – local, state and federal – are invited to our legislative breakfasts to learn more about Second Harvest, our legislative priorities, and how they can help us achieve our vision of a hunger-free community.