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 [...]
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. […]
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 […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 – [...]
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.
San Jose’s own Olivera Egg Ranch donated more than 64,800 eggs to local food banks, including a donation of 43,200 eggs to Second Harvest to help local families. Combined with a donation of 77,760 eggs from NuCal Foods, Second Harvest is egg-static to have 120,960 more eggs (10,080 dozen) to feed our neighbors in need.
When most people think about the Food Bank, they tend to envision racks filled with mac & cheese and powdered milk. Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to providing food that is both great tasting and healthy. Through partnerships with local food manufacturers, like San Jose’s RW Garcia, we are changing the way people eat.