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Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

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Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services, Nutrition

Mission: Second harvest food bank's mission is to end hunger and malnutrition by educating and involving the community.

Programs: Food distribution: to acquire and distribute donated and purchased foods and united states department of agriculture (usda) commodities to needed people throughout santa cruz county and the pajaro valley.

education outreach: nutrition education and outreach for individuals and families in need and bilingual peer nutrition education at sites throughout santa cruz county as well as outreach and application assistance for the calfresh (food stamps) program.

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Rating: 5

Made a small donation today in an effort to support their work with those in need due to forest fires. Chris says they do a lot of good in helping the Santa Cruz County folks Not asking you to do the same but just giving an option to anyone who is thinking of those close to our CA family.



Rating: 5

Fiscally, this is the way charity should be run! Most $ goes to programs, comparatively little to administration and fundraising. It is a rare pleasure to see a charity have more than 90% (94.5%!!) to programs. I will happily increase my charitable giving to this organization, as I pull away from organizations that are distributing more to administrators and less to programs. Nice job. I hope they will keep it up!

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