Get Involved - Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (2023)


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Help us end hunger in Orange County. More than 90 cents of every dollar we spend goes directly to feeding the hungry.

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Pledge weekly, monthly or yearly and become a CommUNITY Circle member to help us ensure that families, children and seniors don’t go without the food they need.

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Give Food*

Donated food from manufacturers, retailers, distributors, farmers, packers and others helps us feed hundreds of thousands of people every month.

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*PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain the highest level of food, volunteer and staff safety, we can no longer accept individual food donations at our distribution center. Currently we are only able to accept pallet and truckload quantities of food from commercial vendors. If you’d like to make individual donations of food, please click here to find a food pantry near you that will accept your donation.

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There are many more ways to help Second Harvest ensure all are well fed in OC.

For any questions about giving to Second Harvest Food Bank, please contact Lisa James, Development Director, at 949-208-3199 or [emailprotected].

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If you would like to make a donation by check, please make it payable to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and mail it to:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Attn: Development Department
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618


We will provide an Annual Statement that lists your charitable gift(s) from the prior year for your records by the end of February. If you would like a gift receipt before then, please email us at [emailprotected] and we would be happy to provide one.


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Second Harvest now accepts crypto! Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support Second Harvest.

To donate cryptocurrency now, click here.


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You can make a lasting impact for years to come on the lives of local food-insecure children, families and seniors by including Second Harvest in your will.

This free estate planning tool makes it simple to get started. You can write a legal will or trust at no personal cost and include the necessary language to ensure all are well fed in Orange County for years to come.

If you’ve already created a gift in your will or trust, please let us know by filling out this form!

You may also name Second Harvest as a beneficiary of a retirement or savings account, life insurance policy or charitable trust.

Click here for more detailed information or contact Christine Montevideo, Senior Development Manager:
Call 949-208-3150 or email [emailprotected].


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Donations of stock can be made by utilizing our free online resource or by contacting your broker and requesting that the desired number of shares be transferred electronically to Second Harvest’s account.

Our online stock giving resource makes it simple to get started. You can learn more about your potential tax savings, access our Depository Trust Company (DTC) information and complete the necessary paperwork online to support Second Harvest and our hunger relief efforts with a gift of stock. Learn more and access our transfer information here.

Watch this quick video to learn more about The benefits of giving stock.


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On December 18, 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover was passed by Congress and signed by the President, making it a permanent law.

The bill, known as the PATH Act, is retroactive to December 31, 2014. It allows taxpayers aged 70 1/2 or older to donate up to $100,000 directly from their Individual Retirement Account to a charity without treating the distribution as taxable income.

This online resource makes it easy to learn more about your potential savings, fill out the necessary paperwork and complete your IRA gift to ensure all are well fed in Orange County.


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Honorary gifts are a great way pay tribute to those you love. Your donation will ensure that children won’t go to bed hungry and seniors won’t have to choose between food and medication.

You can make a gift that gives back in the name of a loved one. Honorary gifts celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or the memory of loved ones. Please contact Christine Montevideo, Senior Development Manager: Call 949-208-3150 or email [emailprotected] to find out more.


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You can help end hunger through your company’s workplace giving program and if your company has a matching gift program, you can double your impact.

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Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers a matching gift program. Just mail or fax your company form to:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Attn: Development Department
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Fax 949.653.0700

For more information on how to donate through workplace giving, click here.


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Second Harvest welcomes donations of equipment or services that will help us feed the hungry. There are many opportunities to give your talents as a professional or to donate gently-used equipment such as refrigerated trucks. For a current list of opportunities, please email [emailprotected]

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Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank just by doing your regular shopping! Many retailers have programs that help you give back to your favorite nonprofit. Click on the links below for information on how to do it.


Host a Virtual
Food Drive

Virtual Food Drives are one of the best ways you or your company can make a difference in this challenging time. Join us in our hunger-fighting efforts! You can learn more or set up your individual or corporate Virtual Food Drive here.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank! We are grateful to have a tremendous community working alongside us to ensure all are well fed in Orange County. On behalf of our team here at Second Harvest as well as those we serve, thank you!

In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we ask that volunteers stay home if you are not feeling well.

Please note: We open shifts on the first of every month at 8:00 AM PST. Check back on the first of each month to see more volunteer opportunities listed.



Join us as we plant, harvest, weed and maintain the fields of Harvest Solutions Farm located just down the road from our food bank in Irvine, CA.Harvest Solutions Farm currently welcomes volunteers age 10 and older with adult chaperone, with select scheduled Family Farm Nights welcoming volunteers age 7 and older with adult chaperone.

Click HERE to download and print the Harvest Solutions Farm Minor Volunteer Waivers.

If you have questions about volunteering at Harvest Solutions Farm, please email: [emailprotected].



Volunteer with us at our Distribution Center in Irvine! Participants assist in a variety of projects that help us process food to send out to our community. Our Distribution Center currently welcomes volunteers age 13 and older with an adult chaperone.

Click HERE to download and print the Distribution Center Minor Volunteer Waivers.

If you have questions about volunteering at ourDistribution Center, please email:[emailprotected].



Second Harvest provides food to those in need through our amazing network of more than 250 Community Partners. When partner sites need additional volunteer support, we assist by making those opportunities available.




We are only able to verify volunteer hours on the day of service. If you require hour verification for school or community service, please bring your form with you so our volunteer team can sign off on your hours the day of your shift. We are unable to make exceptions.

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All court-ordered volunteers must be referred through OneOC. For information on court-ordered community service, please click here.

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Second Harvest’s Food Sourcing Department serves the needs of donors, community partners and the food insecure in Orange County. Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, restaurant, hotel or caterer, we have a program that will transfer unwanted food directly to those in need so no food is wasted. It’s a true win-win. Contact us here and a Food Sourcing Team member will reply.

With food safety being our #1 priority, Second Harvest staff and community partners are trained in the inspection and handling of food for safe consumption and follow strict guidelines for record keeping, food handling and distribution. In addition, donors are protected from liability by the Good Samaritan Law.



Donate food that’s safe for consumption but has been discontinued, approaching its best-by date, overstocked, out-of-spec, a test or promotional product or needs to be removed for inventory.

Some of our generous donors include: Legacy Farms, Frieda’s Specialty Produce, Flowers Baking Company, OC Produce, Veg-Land, Kellogg Company, Heritage Foods, Schreiber Foods, Danone White Wave, General Mills and more.


We give you a safe and efficient way to donate:

  • Meat
  • Dairy
  • Deli
  • Produce
  • Bakery
  • Frozen items
  • Shelf-stable items
  • Non-food health and beauty items

We make scheduled pickups in temperature-controlled trucks and deliver your donations directly to community partners, ensuring peak freshness.

Our current grocery store partners include Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kroger (Ralphs, Food 4 Less), Target, Gelson’s, select Trader Joe’s locations, Aldi, Amazon Fresh, Costco Wholesale, Smart & Final, 99 Ranch, Grocery Outlet and Sprouts.


Since many food categories are not donated in sufficient quantities, we must purchase them in bulk. If you’d like to bid on these opportunities, please contact us at [emailprotected].



We can deliver your unsold prepared and perishable food or event leftovers directly to our smaller community partners. We provide donation records for your tax purposes.

Our current restaurant partners include Disneyland and Orange County School Districts.

For more information, please contact us at [emailprotected].


Thank You From the Bottom of Our Hearts!

Every day thousands of men, women and children look to Second Harvest to provide food for their next meal. Without your donations, we’d have to turn them away. We are so grateful for your generosity as we work to ensure all in Orange County are well fed.

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Thank You to Our Corporate Partners

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Thank You to Our Annual Donors

  • 786 Foundation
  • Thomas and Bonnie Abate
  • Abbott Medical Optics
  • AbbVie Employee Engagement Fund
  • Cara Abrahams
  • Janice Abshier
  • Salman and Erum Alam
  • The Albertsons Companies Foundation
  • Larry and Sophia Alexander
  • Tracy Allen Friedmann
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • The Allstate Foundation
  • ALM Fund
  • Sean Ambrosius
  • William and Fay Amneus
  • Anaheim Community Foundation
  • Anaheim Free Methodist Church
  • Don and Ginger Anderson
  • Robert and Sheryl Anderson
  • The Angell Foundation
  • Anthem
  • Apple
  • AR Industries
  • Elaine Archer
  • Argyros Family Foundation
  • Arlo Technologies, Inc.
  • Arrowhead Evaluation Services
  • Michelle Aszterbaum
  • Roxanne Austin
  • Avago Technologies
  • The B&B Charitable Giving Fund
  • Paul Baeyens
  • David Bailey
  • Joshua Balbuena
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Nicole Baril
  • Robert and Coco Barnum
  • Susan Barnum
  • Ali Bartholomew
  • Robert Bartholomew
  • Doug and Kathleen Bauer
  • BayWa r.e.
  • Beachpoint Apartments
  • Beim Foundation
  • Jana Black
  • Kirk and Teresa Blower
  • Boeing
  • BoxLunch
  • Christopher and Danielle Bressoud
  • Mike Brett
  • Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Brezin
  • Seth Brindis and Stephanie Reich
  • Bristol Farms
  • Kathy Bronstein
  • Liane Brouillette
  • Louis Burgener
  • Dan Burk
  • California Foundation for Stronger Communities
  • California Milk Advisory Board
  • Bridget and Argyle Campbell
  • Jack and Ronnie Cancellieri
  • Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • Karen Caplan
  • Capstone Headwaters
  • Robert Carvalho
  • Jacqueline and Michael Casey
  • Robert and Trisha Cavecche
  • CEO Leadership Alliance Orange County
  • Richard Cermak
  • P.C. and Rosana Hsu Chao Foundation
  • Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation
  • Chapple Family Charitable Fund
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Circle K International
  • Citizens Business Bank
  • City National Bank
  • CJW Construction, Inc.
  • David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation
  • Kenneth and Patti Clasen
  • Marie Clemons
  • The Click Family Foundation
  • CMGRP, Inc.
  • Carrie and David Coffaro
  • Steve and Cheryl Coffey
  • Estate of Monsignor Brian P. Coghlan
  • Said Cohen Foundation
  • Deann Collins
  • Louis Columbus
  • Frank and Helen Comerford
  • Compass Real Estate
  • Roxanne and Bill Comrie
  • Diane and James Connelly
  • CoreLogic
  • Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
  • Cox Communications
  • The James M. Cox Foundation
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Kim and Richard Crawford
  • CRC Insurance Services
  • The Crean Foundation
  • Andrew and April Crisp
  • Crocs
  • Crowdstrike Foundation
  • Sean Culmer
  • Curci Fund
  • Dave and Heidi Current
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • CVS Health
  • Darden Foundation
  • Debra David
  • Cameran and Joshua Davis
  • Peggy L. Day and Delos Knight
  • David and Michele De Wenter
  • DevTo Support Foundation
  • Sheri and Chris Dialynas
  • Diederich Family Trust
  • Jennifer Dietz
  • The Dillon Fund
  • Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Michael DiStefano
  • Documotion Research, Inc.
  • The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
  • Leo and Elizabeth Drew
  • Dubchansky Family Foundation
  • Greg and Dorothy Duncan
  • Jennifer Duran
  • Denice Dusablon
  • The Eagle Quest Charitable Fund
  • Early Autumn, Inc.
  • Early Family Charitable Fund
  • Edwards Lifesciences Foundation
  • Fredrick Ekstein
  • Eldridge Family Charitable Fund
  • Margaret Elliot
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • e-PlanSoft
  • Factory Reproductions
  • Chip and Helen Fedalen
  • Feeding America
  • Ashley and Branden Fella
  • Finance of America Cares
  • Finastra
  • Jerome A. Fink Foundation
  • First Christian Church
  • First Lutheran of Fullerton
  • First Republic Bank
  • Lissette Fisher
  • FivePoint Communities
  • Kenna Florie
  • The Fluor Foundation
  • Jennifer Fonseca
  • Ford Dealers Advertising Association of Southern California
  • Fresh Produce & Floral Council
  • Paul and Joyce Friedman
  • Friedman-Kline Family Foundation
  • Fry Family Foundation
  • Garrett Stiepel Ryder LLP
  • Trudi and David Gartley
  • Jeff Gehl
  • Tammy Gelerter
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Curtis Gerlach
  • Steven Gex
  • Beverly Gifford
  • Ali Gilani and Samah Haggag
  • John Gillespie
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP
  • Josephine Herbert Gleis Foundation
  • Global Trade Works, LLC
  • Golden State Foods
  • Goodman North America Management, LLC
  • Google
  • Beverly Graham
  • Lorna C Greenhill
  • Thomas Gregory and Vicki Sommer
  • Tom Greninger
  • Jeffrey Griffith
  • The John C. Griswold Family Foundation
  • Virginia Grogan
  • The William, Jeff and Jennifer Gross Foundation
  • Wayne and Julia Guenther
  • Carmen and Barbara Gullo
  • Timothy and Amy Guth
  • Lorraine and Thomas Gyulay
  • In Honor of Jana Hackett
  • Katherine Hall
  • O.L. Halsell Foundation
  • Rondell and Joyce Hanson
  • Pamela Harford
  • Karen and Daniel Harley
  • Michael Harley
  • Jill Harmon
  • Todd Harris
  • Harris Freeman Foundation
  • Harry's Heroes, Inc.
  • Richard Hartman
  • David and Diana Hasenbalg
  • Adam Hauptman
  • Trudy Haussmann
  • Kathleen Hawley
  • HCC Life Insurance Company
  • HDS Distilling
  • Healthpeak Properties
  • Olivia Heiberg
  • Brenda Heller
  • Harald and Courtney Herrmann
  • The Hexberg Family Foundation
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • Jane Hodgdon
  • The Hohener Family Fund
  • Tyler Holcomb
  • Robert and Candace Holland
  • John and Virginia Holtman
  • Timothy Hopkins
  • Rick and Tami Horstmann
  • Houser LLP
  • Ron Hudson
  • Pat Hunker
  • Trust of Ruth Ann Hyson
  • Immunant
  • Interfresh
  • International Paper Foundation
  • Chris and Fiona Ivey
  • The Jaffe Family Foundation
  • Reza Jahangiri
  • Brion and Bonnie Jeannette
  • Jersey Mike's
  • J and C Jodhka Family Foundation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jill Johnson-Tucker and Larry Tucker
  • Paul Jones
  • Damien and Yvonne Jordan
  • Karen Jordan
  • Nicole and Stephen Joseph
  • The Joseph Family Foundation
  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation
  • Rae Juliano
  • K World Cuisine, Inc.
  • Norman Kahn
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • Golnoosh Kalkhoran
  • Paul Kariya
  • Dino Katsiametis
  • Alan Kaye
  • Terry Keenen
  • Kehl Family Fund
  • Brian Kelly
  • The Kelsey Family Foundation
  • Holly and Mark Kerslake
  • Melody Kiang
  • Randa and Dean Kim
  • The Alberta S. Kimball – Mary L. Anhaltzer Foundation
  • Carol Kiminskas
  • Scott and Susan Kisting
  • Kiva Foundation
  • Lisa Klarin
  • Kate Klimow and David Golbeck
  • Ashish and Sugeeta Kohli
  • Kohl's
  • Kevin Kojian
  • Kore1, LLC
  • Kowloon Wholesale Seafood Company, Inc.
  • Kraft Foods Foundation
  • Kramer Family Foundation
  • Andrew Kramer Foundation
  • Barbara and John Kraus
  • Phyllis Kruckenberg
  • Ru-Li and Julie Kung
  • Carl and Robin LaBarbera
  • Latcha+Associates
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • Omar Latif
  • Cathie Lawler
  • James Lawson
  • LBA Realty
  • Diana Leach
  • The Ralph and Eleanor Leatherby Family Foundation
  • Ledcor Contractors Group, Inc.
  • Maxwell and Ying Lee
  • The Lester Family Charitable Fund
  • Kate Levering-Jahangiri
  • Rachel Levin
  • Michael and Katherine Lewis
  • Liberty Commercial Finance
  • Chris Liu
  • loanDepot
  • Lockton Cares
  • Mike Long
  • Loro Piana
  • LPA, Inc.
  • Luxe Real Estate
  • James Mac Pherson
  • MacKenzie Corp
  • Joe MacPherson Foundation
  • Macro-Z-Technology Company
  • Macy's/Bloomingdale's Corporate Services, Inc.
  • Heather and James Madden
  • Mark Malatesta
  • Thomas Marshall
  • Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Masco Corporation
  • Kent and Lisa Matranga Family Foundation
  • Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust
  • Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc.
  • Stephen and Susan McArthur
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Keith Mckay
  • Jeri and Daniel McKenna
  • Kathy Mckinley
  • Liz McKinley
  • The John L McQuade Revoc. Trust
  • Meritage Cares Foundation
  • MicroVention, Inc.
  • Hassan Milani
  • MilkPEP
  • Kelly and Thomas Mitchell
  • Michael Mitchell
  • The Moca Foundation
  • John Mooney and Angela Tripoli
  • Jim and Susanne Moore
  • Morgan Stanley Foundation
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation
  • Nancy and Rick Muth
  • Nancy Naftel
  • Behrouz and Natasha Namdari
  • Nationwide Insurance Foundation
  • NBC4
  • Alison Needham
  • John Negus
  • Rick and Kim Nelson
  • Netflix DVD
  • Thomas and Debbie Newmeyer
  • Newport Dunes Resort
  • Marianne and Robert Nibeel
  • Nobbs Family Foundation
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Northwestern Mutual Foundation
  • Joseph and Ann Obegi
  • Oceanic, Inc.
  • Sue Ellen and Paul O'Connor
  • OCSC Foundation
  • Jane Olin and Tim Jerkovich
  • OneOC
  • Orange County Community Foundation
  • Orange County Resilience Fund
  • Orange County United Way
  • Larry Overman
  • Pacific Life Foundation
  • Pacific Logistics Corp
  • Pacific Western Bank
  • Pappas Family Foundation
  • Parallel Capital Partners
  • Alex and Zachary Parker
  • Glenn Pascall
  • Pass & Seymour
  • Raj Patel
  • Paypal Charitable Giving Fund
  • Robert Peirson
  • The Peoples Bank
  • Jill Petroff
  • Dominic Petrucci
  • John and Sherry Phelan
  • Phileo Foundation
  • Anne Phillips
  • Constance Phillips
  • Phoenix Planning and Construction Services, Inc.
  • Suzanne Pipkin
  • Playstation Cares
  • The Pool Guys Remodeling & Repair
  • Michael Prather
  • David Pyle
  • Quicksilver Fund
  • R and K Family Fund
  • Ralphs, Food 4 Less and The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation
  • Raymond Handling Solutions
  • RealPage, Inc.
  • Roger Reading
  • Daria and Kenneth Reed
  • Robert and Isabel Reeves
  • Jan and Roy Reimer
  • Joel Reiss
  • Mary Rempel
  • Revival Church of Irvine
  • Cheryl and Ralph Rodgers
  • Joanne Roh
  • Bruce and Carolyn Rouleau
  • RS Crum, Inc.
  • RSM US Foundation
  • Rushmore Loan Management Services
  • Peter and Mary Russo Family Foundation
  • Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Teri and Bill Saddler
  • Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Church
  • The Salehi Law Group
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Virginia Schloemer
  • Sherrill A Schoepe Irrevocable Trust
  • SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
  • Perry Schonfeld
  • Jim and Suzanne Schraith
  • Robert Schrimmer
  • Linda and Jeff Schulein
  • Linda Schumann
  • Kylie Schuyler Hodge and Douglas Hodge
  • Schwab Charitable Fund
  • SDGE A Sempra Energy Utility
  • Shishir Shah
  • Share Our Strength
  • Dina Sherman
  • The Sikand Foundation, Inc.
  • Karanvir Singh
  • Susan Skara
  • The James & Glenys Slavik Family Foundation
  • Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP
  • Amber Smith
  • Michael and Sherrill Smith
  • Steve and Georgiann Smith
  • Vinny and Tori Smith
  • Society of American Military Engineers – OC Post
  • Solteros Apts 1A
  • James Sommerville
  • Southface Institute
  • Michele Soutner
  • Spectrum Plastics Group – San Clemente
  • The Springer Charitable Fund
  • St. Joseph Health
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Stauber Performance Ingredients
  • OC Community Foundation/Richard and Elizabeth Steele Endowment
  • Joan Stephenson and Dr. David Stephenson
  • Dr. Sharon Stevenson
  • Brian Stock
  • Stonefire Grill, Inc.
  • Storehouse Foundation
  • Strauss Generational Family Charitable Fund
  • Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Subway Restaurant
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Sullivan
  • Christine Sullivan
  • SunTerra Produce
  • The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation
  • Mark Sweetman
  • The Swinerton Foundation
  • Sysco
  • Mary and Robert Taddeo
  • Marian Tang
  • Target Enterprise, Inc.
  • Bart and Deborah Thomsen
  • Michael Timmons
  • TJX Companies, Inc.
  • TJX Foundation, Inc.
  • Toshiba America
  • TSMC North America
  • Cynthia Tusan
  • UBS
  • Ueberroth Family Foundation
  • Ugalde Family Charitable Foundation
  • Gene Underwood
  • United Healthcare Group
  • UPS Foundation
  • US Venture Partners
  • Victor and Vivian Valdez
  • Madeline and Eleanor Van Buren
  • Laura and Tim Vanderhook
  • Richard and Roxana VerWayne
  • Michael Vevik
  • Jon and Robin Visser
  • Chris Vogt and Julie Larsen
  • Valaree Wahler
  • Wallace Air Cargo Group, Inc.
  • Walmart Foundation
  • The Walt Disney Company Foundation
  • Edward Wang
  • Tom Ward
  • Warne Family Charitable Foundation
  • Deborah and Gregory Warren
  • Doris and Michael Weinbaum
  • Melinda Welch
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Wescom Credit Union We Care Foundation
  • Western Digital Foundation
  • Clio Wetmore
  • David and Mable Wheeler
  • Jeff Wheeler
  • Rick White
  • Howard Whittaker
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Joan M. Wismer Foundation
  • Bill Witte and Keiko Sakamoto
  • Wolfsburg West
  • Bob and Mary Beth Wolpert
  • Wright Ford Young & Co.
  • Carl E. Wynn Foundation
  • Yardi Systems, Inc.
  • Varooge Yerganian
  • The Don Yoder Foundation
  • Trust of Carolyn Young
  • Robert and Mildred Young
  • Nancy and Arn Youngman
  • Trisha Yount
  • Sharon and Randy Zacky

Thank You to Our Corporate Food Donors

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For questions about our events, please contact [emailprotected].

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JUNE 1 – JULY 1, 2022


Join us for our 6th annual Food From The Bar campaign as the legal community comes together to provide critically needed food for people in need in our community. Click here to learn more about how you can participate!

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Second Harvest Food Bank invites the community to Walk to Feed OC, presented by Albertsons! Held at Tanaka Farms in Irvine during Hunger Action Month, this inaugural event will bring together people from all “walks” of life to help raise awareness about nutritional and food insecurity in Orange County. Clickherefor more details.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2022 • 11:45 A.M.


Location: TBA
Please save the date and join us for this annual update on our work. We are hopeful for an in-person event this year. Details coming soon. Click here to view the 2021 virtual event video.

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30th Annual Harvesters Luncheon & Fashion Show

Oct. – Date and more details to come. Click HERE to learn more about Harvesters.


In fiscal year 2021 through our Community Partners, Second Harvest Food Bank helped an average of 489,000 individuals per month who were experiencing food insecurity. Helping our neighbors in need benefits all of us in Orange County. Children who’ve had a healthy meal are better learners. Workers perform better in their jobs. Seniors stay active longer.

If you have ideas on how you would like to advocate for Second Harvest and those we serve, please contact us at [emailprotected].


Is Second Harvest the same as Feeding America? ›

Effective immediately, America's Second Harvest–The Nation's Food Bank Network, an organization of more than 200 food banks that provide food and grocery products to food pantries, soup kitchen and other emergency food agencies across the country, will become Feeding America.

What does the nonprofit group America's Second Harvest do? ›

Mission: To feed hungry people by soliciting and distributing food and grocery products through a nationwide network of certified affiliate food banks and food-rescue programs and to educate the public about the nature of and solutions to the problem of hunger in America.

How can I donate to local food bank? ›

Ways to donate food
  1. Directly to your local food bank – find your nearest one here.
  2. At collection points in supermarkets across the country.
  3. By hosting a collection at your school, church or business for your local food bank.

Where can I donate food sac? ›

Top 10 Best food donation in Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. 2.0 mi. Food Banks. ...
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  • Wellspring Women's Center. 2.1 mi. ...
  • The Salvation Army. 2.0 mi.

Is Second Harvest religious? ›

By July 1983 the food bank was distributing food to 23 faith-based and nonprofit member agencies. On September 13, 1985, Second Harvest Food Bank became a fully accredited member of America's Second Harvest – The Nation's Food Bank Network, allowing it to receive large donations from all over the country.

What is the name of the largest national food recovery program in the US? ›

Today, Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization—a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country.

Is Second Harvest Heartland a good charity? ›

Good. This charity's score is 87.80, earning it a 3-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity.

What is the largest food bank in the US? ›

Houston Food Bank — often cited as the nation's biggest food bank — in fact is the largest of the Feeding America food banks. In Food Bank News' comprehensive list, Houston Food Bank ranks as third overall with $209 million in revenue, trailing Midwest's $278 million and Feed the Children's $288 million.

What does Second Harvest mean? ›

1 : a second harvest from the regrowth or second growth of a crop (as broomcorn) after harvesting earlier in the season. 2 : a crop planted after harvesting another crop on the same land earlier in the season.

Do food banks take food past best before date? ›

Redistributing food and donating to food banks

Food cannot be sold, redistributed or consumed after the use-by date. Food should not be donated to food banks after the use-by date. The only exception is if the food has gone through a safe freezing or cooking process before the use-by date has passed.

How long can you use a food bank? ›

Do they only hand out food? Not exactly. Food banks give out parcels of household supplies that will typically last between three and seven days. As you might expect, most of it is food: pasta, tinned fruit and veg, rice, tea, soup and so on.

How do I donate to the Sacramento Food Bank? ›

Donate By Mail

Your personal or corporate check can be mailed to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Development Office, 3333 Third Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817.

Is Second Harvest of Silicon Valley a good charity? ›

Exceptional. This charity's score is 98.23, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity.

What does Second Harvest of Silicon Valley do? ›

Founded in 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation and a trusted nonprofit leader in ending local hunger. The organization distributes nutritious groceries through a network of more than 300 partners at drive-thru and walk-up sites across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

When did Second Harvest become Feeding America? ›

In September 2008, the organization name was changed from America's Second Harvest to Feeding America.

What does Second Harvest mean? ›

1 : a second harvest from the regrowth or second growth of a crop (as broomcorn) after harvesting earlier in the season. 2 : a crop planted after harvesting another crop on the same land earlier in the season.

What is the purpose of Feeding America? ›

Working Together to End Hunger

The Feeding America network is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to end hunger in the United States.


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