Second Harvest Food Bank has been serving the community since 1974.
The Food Bank in San Mateo County currently feeds 42,500 people a month. 60% of these are families with children and 20% are seniors.
We also provide breakfast, lunch and a snack to 20,000 low-income children during the summer months when school is out. 96 cents of every dollar donated is used to feed hungry people in our community. For $1, Second Harvest can provide 2 nutritious meals to the hungry.
The food reaches the hungry through 800 partner non-profit agencies and distribution sites. Each year volunteers provide the workforce essential to the success of the Second Harvest Food Bank program. During the most recent year, volunteers donated an equivalent of approximately $3 million in work hours. The Food Bank in San Mateo and Santa Clara County is the 7th largest in the United States.
Contact Lorie Esposito, UUSM's Coordinator for Second Harvest Food Bank, for more information on how to get involved.