Second Harvest Food Bank runs three facilities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. These warehouses in San Jose and San Carlos help us feed an average of over 257,000 people per month but we want to be able to do more. To help us increase the amount of food we can deliver to our neighbors in need we are undertaking a $5 million capital improvement project at our Curtner Avenue warehouse in San Jose. This warehouse houses all the non-perishable items as well as the perishable items that are not produce (dairy, meats, frozen products, etc.).
Internal and external structural changes to our Curtner warehouse combined with new processes for moving product and new equipment will allow us to accept more food and distribute it more quickly to the community. This new equipment includes a cooler, freezer, forklifts, charging stations and stretch wrappers. At the end of October we got word that the new freezer was ready to go, just in time for the holidays. Thank you to the City of San Jose for issuing us a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) for our new freezer so that we could start cooling it down immediately and put it to good use storing turkey and chicken donations going in to the holiday season.
You can help fill this freezer and our newly remodeled warehouse over the holidays by donating funds or donating healthy food or frozen turkeys at any of our locations. Please note that frozen turkey or chicken donations must be made at our warehouse during open hours. See our website for extended holiday hours at each warehouse. Thank you helping us build a hunger-free community!