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Second Harvest Food Bank Of Santa Clara And San Mateo Counties

Rating: 4.77 stars   83 reviews 6,644

Nonprofit Issues:

Food

Address:

4001 N 1st Street San Jose CA 95134 USA

Mission:

Providing food for people in need in our community.

Results:

We provide the equivalent of nearly 142,500 meals per day to hungry people. Last year, we provided more than 62 million pounds of food; more than half was fresh produce.

Target demographics:

provide food for people in need in our community.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

nearly a quarter of a million people each month

Geographic areas served:

Santa Clara County, San Mateo County

Programs:

Food Connection, Kids NOW (Nutrition on Weekends), Family Harvest, Operation Brown Bag for seniors, Mobile Pantry, Produce Mobile, Food Stamp Outreach, Nutrition Education, and our Partner Agencies program

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408-266-8866
www.SHFB.org

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Reviews for Second Harvest Food Bank Of Santa Clara And San Mateo Counties

Rating: 5 stars  

My family has been contributing to and volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank for 2 years. We are incredibly impressed with the organization. Not only is Kathy Jackson a fantastic leader, but she has built a team of passionate and engaged staff. When we give to Second Harvest, we know that we are making a direct and positive impact on the health and happiness of families in our community.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

VERY disappointing. We went to discuss their outreach with families and they spent the majority of the time promoting the local "talent" industry people in music and fashion than they did discussing the needs of low income and homeless people in the area who get a tax write off to help. VERY DISAPPOINTING. Many lovely charities in the area that are far more interesting in reaching and helping those who struggle.

 
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This appears to be a review for a different Second Harvest Food Bank. We are a California-based food bank and do not host events promoting local music and fashion.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I cannot say enough great things about Second Harvest Food Bank! The staff is extremely friendly, the food they supply to clients is fresh and nutritious, and they truly make each dollar count. The volunteer opportunities are great team-building events for groups and they make you feel like your efforts are truly valuable. The food bank also works hard to create partnerships throughout the community and engage every stakeholder in an attempt to not only provide food for every person who needs it but to create systemic change.

Second Harvest is a model that other food banks across the country should be looking to emulate in terms of food quality, efficiency of distribution and general customer service to the public.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been donating to Second Harvest Food Bank for years, and we are consistently impressed by the thoughtful and efficient work that they do to deliver healthy and nutritious food to families in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with a number of non-profits as a donor and board member. Though I'm not on the board at SHFB, I appreciate how well run the organization is and how successful they execute on their mission. I always know that a donation to SHFB will be put to good use feeding people in need with no waste or inefficiency. Easiest check I write each year.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i have volunteered sorting food or running food drives for the past 11 years, and enjoyed my experience with Second harvest food bank. Then this year I was even more blessed to have the opportunity to work within the organization for 9 months supporting the community relations and events department. I saw that their employee's truly love what they do by helping the community and people in need. they are always looking to spread the word to help others and it's contagious. What a great organization to have in our area.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

For the last four years, we have helped fund SHFB's SNAP program with great results. I feel very fortunate to work with such terrific partners -- responsive, innovative and transparent.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties for more than 10 years. I've run company food drives, volunteer days, and distributed food. Nobody should go hungry in Silicon Valley, and Second Harvest is making that goal a reality.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We just signed up for a food drive and cannot wait to get our barrels. Our staff is so excited to work with Second Harvest and we are looking forward to giving back to our community. We are thankful to have such a trusted organization as SHFB to work with to help us all when we need it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

SHFB is the best run non-profit that I have ever seen. The leadership team makes sure that every dollar counts and they are driven to make the meals healthy. The team also has an incredible ability to interact well with clients, donors, farmers and volunteers while maintaining a positive attitude. It feels great to give to SHFB - it matters!

 
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