Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Rating: 4.77 stars   83 reviews

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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Reviews for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

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  

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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  

Second Harvest Food Bank came to my attention a few years ago. I am continually in awe of their mission, how incredibly hard they work, and how effectively they produce results. Second Harvest feeds large numbers of people - adults and children - who have nowhere else to go, and those numbers are growing substantially every year. Second Harvest gives people more than food; they give them a leg up, hope, and a way to climb out of an impossible life situation- not enough to eat.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of a thing.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Second Harvest Food Bank has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most effective organizations in feeding the hungry in Silicon Valley. Its operations are efficient, and one of my husband's and my criteria for donation involves the percentage of money donated that actually goes to HELP people, as opposed to being gobbled up by administrative costs.

I hope Second Harvest continues to be funded for a very long time. If it weren't here, many people who need assistance would not be able to get it.

--Barbara Saxton

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I volunteer with Council on Aging and specifically with the HealthTrust Program distributing the Healthy Steps books. At one of our recent volunteer meetings I was very pleased to learn of the great working relationship and cooperation between Second Harvest and HealthTrust.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through the work I do with HealthTrust and distributing the Healthy Steps booklets at various food distribution sites, food is available to these needy individuals thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

look at ways to keep get them more visibility by keeping their good works in the news and get more and more of our local corporations (like Facebook, Google, Cisco, Intel, Oracle) involved in supporting Second Harvest

 
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