Food For Children Match 2021

Food For Children Match 2021

About This Campaign

Thanks to an anonymous donor your gift to support our Food For Children Program will be matched, up to $100,000. 

 That’s twice as many meals to help kids in our community. In fact, with every $10 you give, you can help provide enough food for 80 meals! 

With a gift to Second Harvest, you can be the critical link in a magnificent chain reaction — one that ends in relief, hope, and health.

About Food For Children: 
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County's Award Winning Food For Children Program provides fresh produce, food staples, and nutrition education at sites throughout Santa Cruz County to support healthy families.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 800 Ohlone Parkway
  • Watsonville, CA 95076
  • USA
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

Campaign to Support Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County distributes over 8 million pounds of food each year through 200 partner agencies and programs to children, families, vets and seniors in Santa Cruz County.  Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County is a member of Feeding America and rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator.

Did you know 1 in 4 children face the realityof hunger in Santa Cruz County? For these children, growing up hungry is morethan empty stomachs and hunger pangs. Poor nutrition and hunger have detrimental effects on a child’s physical and mental health and can greatly impact their ability to learn and develop.



  

As our children return to school after atumultuous year, the COVID-19 crisis is far from over. Many families are stillstruggling to make ends meet, and many children are going back to the classroom hungry. These students are often overwhelmed and have difficulty concentrating or learning new ideas. Some even face greater behavioral and social problems. Without proper nourishment, their lives and futures are at risk.

 

At Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County,our nutrition programs and agency partnerships are now serving over 65,000people every month, half of whom are children. Nutrition Programs like Food for Children provide healthy meals—plus nutrition tips and social support—so families and kids always have access to the nutrition they need. No child should have to worry where their next meal will come from—and they won’t have to, with your help.

 

When you give to Second Harvest, you are taking a stand against hunger for thousands of children all across our community. You are helping ensure that students have the nutritious food they need to thrive—not just Monday through Friday from meals provided by school,but all week long. And you are igniting kids’ potential to become strong, capable adults.

 

THANK YOU for partnering with us to make sure that every child has the nutritious food they need to learn and grow. Your past support truly made a difference, and we need your generosity once again. 

 

Please consider renewing your support with a donation today. Hunger is not a short-term problem. You can help Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County meet the ongoing needs of our neighbors by giving monthly as a Sustaining Partner. Join our community of committed donors and help end hunger in Santa Cruz County.

 

Join today and your monthly gift will be matched for the next 12 months!

$10 per month = 80 heathy meals per month

$30 per month = 240 healthy meals per month

$50 per month = 400 healthy meals per month …or 4,800 meals per year!

To become a Sustaining Partner, simply choose"recurring" for your donation and it will be matched for an entire year!

 

For more information or questions regarding becoming a recurring Sustaining Partner please contact Sierra Topp at sierra@thefoodbank.org or call (831) 244-8030.  

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    Dedication In Honor of: Cathleen Novak
    In honor of my sister-in-law Cathleen Novak on her September birthday. Have a wonderful year!
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    Dedication In Memory of: Catharine Carey
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  23. An anonymous donation has been made
    Thank you, Second Harvest tribe. Well done, Willy, lo these many years. Peggy
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  24. Allie Rumpanos
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  25. Teresa Black
    Teresa Black gave a $313.14 donation
    Thank you for what you do. Thanks to all the people in this county who grow and process our food. You — men and women — are heroes.
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  26. Linda Holiday
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    Ann Eatinger gave a $52.44 donation
    Thank you for the work that you do.
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