Services Provided

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Do you need food? We can help.

Call our Food Connection Hotline at 1-800-984-3663 to find food programs in your neighborhood. Our staff members speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


The following programs serve people who are in need of food:

Brown Bag - Provides food assistance twice a month to low-income seniors (60+) and disabled individuals (55+).

Family Harvest - Provides monthly food assistance to low-income families with dependent children.

Food Assistance - Provides food for 300 nonprofit partner agencies (pdf) operating 905 distribution sites. This includes shelter, pantries, soup kitchens, children's programs, senior meal sites, and residential programs.

Produce Mobile - A refrigerated truck brings high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables to communities for immediate distribution to low-income residents.

Kids NOW (Nutrition on Weekends) - Distributes weekly bags of child friendly food through partnering agencies that already work with children.

Additional Services:

Food Connection - A phone referral hotline links people needing food with local food assistance programs.

Community Nutrition - Program offers training, workshops, and technical assistance to agencies and program participants in the areas of nutrition education, food safety, and handling practices.

CalFresh Outreach - To help individuals maximize the food assistance resources available to them, the Food Bank has partnered with the Counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo to increase Food Stamp participation. Food Stamps are one of the most readily available yet under utilized avenues through which low income families, seniors, and individuals can receive food. Second Harvest is streamlining the application process so that these benefits will be distributed faster to those in need, many of whom are unaware that they are eligible to receive assistance.