Second Harvest Food Bank

How You Can Help

In a time of prolonged uncertainty, we continue to provide something our neighbors can count on: regular access to nutritious food.

The pandemic has led to high unemployment and many families unable to pay their bills and buy nutritious food. Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is distributing double the amount of food, to double the amount of people and it is costing double the amount to do it. That means that 500,000 people are getting nutritious groceries every month from us.

You can help us distribute double the amount of food!

Since the start of COVID-19, our volunteers have donated almost 255,000 hours, valued at $5.98 million – over 30,000 more than last year. We wouldn’t be able to continue to meet the demand for food without their help. Click here to see where we need volunteers the most.

Our response to double the amount of people!

Your support ensures that local families can enjoy a delicious, comforting meal together this holiday season and continue to get the healthy groceries they need in the year ahead. Click here to hear how we continue to mobilize to meet the high demand for food by clicking the picture below.

Meet Ernesto

He is 70 years old and lost his job as a bus driver serving children with special needs due to the pandemic. Because of his age, he has also been worried about leaving his home, so he receives groceries from our home delivery program. If you’d like to read more stories like his, please take a minute to visit our website.