Hunger is scary. Despite the enormous wealth in Silicon Valley, the stark reality is more people rely on Second Harvest for food today than ever before- we feed an average of over 257,000 people a month!

Scare hunger this Halloween and Trick or Treat for a Cause! Support fighting hunger in your local community by going door to door for canned goods instead of candy. Grab some friends to join you too- the more, the merrier!

Here are some helpful steps to get your started:

  1. Make sure you let your neighbors know in advance that you will be trick or treating for canned goods- instead of candy. You can use this letter to get the word out ahead of time:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Did you know that Second Harvest Food Bank is serving 1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties? Hunger is a huge issue in our community, and that’s why this Halloween, I will be trick or treating for canned goods.

On Halloween night, have your non-perishable food items ready, and I will collect them from you. All donations will be going to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Thank you for helping me scare hunger!

Happy Halloween,

[Your Name]

You can also let your friends and neighbors know what foods to donate. A list of our most needed food items can be seen here.

  1. On Halloween, get a photo of your costume and your haul, tag Second Harvest Food Bank on social media and use the hashtag #ScareHunger, along with #Halloween.

You can tag us using the following social media handles:

Instagram: @2ndHarvest

Facebook: 2ndHarvest

               Twitter: @2ndHarvest

  1. Once you have collected all the food donations, you can drop them off at any of our three locations, between 8am and 5 pm:

Curtner Center: 750 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

Cypress Center: 4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134

Bing Center: 1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

  1. Be sure to thank everyone who contributes and share your results!

Thank you for leading the fight against hunger in our local community! Your partnership is greatly appreciated, and so vital to ensuring that every person that needs a meal can get one.

**Click here to learn more about running your own food and fund drive to benefit our hungry neighbors in need.**