/Food Donation
3 07, 2018

Starbucks FoodShare: Hunger Relief in Action

July 3rd, 2018|

Last Friday, we celebrated the launch of the Starbucks FoodShare program with Feeding America at a packing event at the Downtown San Jose Farmers Market. Starbucks employees volunteered their time to pack 2,000 snack kits for people in need. Starbucks employees volunteering at the event We also received a surprise additional $50,000 donation from the [...]

22 06, 2018

Orange is the Happiest Color: A Fresh Food Donation

June 22nd, 2018|

At the end of May, our partner Village Harvest, a nonprofit volunteer organization that harvests fruit from backyards and small orchards to feed those in need, informed us there was a commercial orchard just one mile away from our Cypress Center in North San Jose that needed gleaning. The beautiful oranges, after being picked Second [...]

15 11, 2017

Give Us Frozen Turkeys

November 15th, 2017|

While monetary donations are the most critical and we can really stretch the dollars you donate, we’re also grateful for food donations. Many families appreciate turkeys so they can have a traditional holiday meal. Our turkey goal this year is 24,000. If you are donating a turkey, frozen turkeys are best, but they should not [...]

31 05, 2017

Oil Donation for Health

May 31st, 2017|

One in 3 of our clients reports a member of their household has diabetes and more than half of our clients report a member of their household has high blood pressure.  Last year we launched our Healthy Food & Beverage Policy, which aims to educate our community about foods to eat in order to maximize the health benefits of items received from the Food Bank and minimize the need for cheap, high-calorie, low-nutrition meals. As part of our policy, we’ve added spices and plant-based oils to our most need foods list. […]

1 11, 2016

Bring Us Your Frozen Turkeys

November 1st, 2016|

We need your help getting turkeys so that local pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that rely on us for food can provide their clients with a traditional holiday meal. Our turkey goal this year is 19,000. Chickens and ham are great too, but we don’t have a specific goal for those. Frozen turkey, frozen chicken, and non-perishable food (check out our most-needed foods list) donations can be dropped off at […]

6 11, 2015

Where Should I Bring My Turkey, Turkey?

November 6th, 2015|

We need your help getting turkeys so that local pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that rely on us for food can provide their clients with a traditional holiday meal. Our turkey goal this year is 19,000. Chickens are great too, but we don’t have a specific goal for those. Frozen turkey, frozen chicken, and non-perishable [...]

10 11, 2014

Gobble Up a Pair of 49ers Tickets

November 10th, 2014|

We’re excited to announce that we are holding a drawing for a pair of tickets to the San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks game on Thanksgiving Day! Our turkey goal this year is 13,000 (there's no specific goal for chickens), so we're super grateful to be able to give away these tickets as an incentive [...]

19 11, 2013

Help Create Holiday Food Memories with Perky the Turkey

November 19th, 2013|

“Help families enjoy their holiday dinner by donating a turkey! They are high in protein and generally low in fat. If you do decide to drop off and donate a frozen turkey, please be sure it’s hard as a rock to prevent any food-related illnesses.” - Janet Hung, Community Nutritionist For many, the holidays aren’t [...]

5 11, 2013

Honestly Good For Hunger Relief in Our Community

November 5th, 2013|

We are excited about a partnership between Lean Cuisine® Honestly Good™ and local donor, George Chiala Farms, which has resulted in thousands of pounds of fresh produce for Second Harvest Food Bank. These incredible donations greatly increase our ability to provide nutritious food to more than 330 community-based organizations at 770 food distribution sites – [...]

20 06, 2012

Grocery Rescue Program Saves Food and Restores Hope

June 20th, 2012|

Did you know that nearly half of the food in grocery stores in America ends up in the trash if it’s not sold in time or isn’t “perfect” for the shelves? Our local Grocery Rescue program is saving healthy food destined for the dumpster and sharing it with our neighbors in need instead.