Local Charities That Need Your Help During COVID-19

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County


We are working around the clock to understand how we can best serve our clients during the pandemic, and we are seeing a dramatic increase in need for our services.

Monterey County Food Bank


The Food Bank for Monterey County began way back in 1983 as a program for the Alliance on Aging before becoming its own nonprofit in 1990. If only hunger were a thing of the past – but it’s not, and thankfully we have the food bank doing crucial work to mitigate it. The organization has expanded over the years so that now it serves 10 million pounds of food a year – to 20 percent of this county’s residents. The food bank took a hit in 2015 when an arsonist set its loading dock ablaze, but just this past December, the group moved into a new and bigger location, where they even have a nutrition training center. Let’s hope this community resource continues another 30 years.

San Benito County Food Bank


With help from donors, Community FoodBank provides thousands of pounds of nutritious supplemental food to our neighborhoods. The donor’s return on investment is stunning: 97% of donations go directly to food programs. Your generous donations of funds and volunteer time are the winning ingredients of our mission to build dignity, share abundance and nourish lives.

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