Food Assistance

Second Harvest Food Bank currently serves over 325,000 people a year throughout 7 counties including; San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County and the Mother Lode. Through our collaboration with approximately 190 non-profit agencies we are able to distribute over 12 million pounds of supplemental groceries to families and individuals suffering from food insecurity. In our mission to ease the pain that hunger brings,Second Harvest Food Bank strives to provide nutritional essentials, including protein and fresh produce and is committed to providing an efficient, cost effective system for collecting and distributing food in the Central Valley.

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Food 4 Thought

The Food 4 Thought Program provides supplemental groceries to over 3,800 children at 40 sites throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. Students who participate in 8 hours of an academically based after school program receive a 15-18 pound bag of food, twice per month. These bags contain nutritional staples for growing kids; such as whole grains, protein, and fresh produce. This program has been going strong for 14 years and is continuing to grow and expand. Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to breaking the cycle of hunger in youth, and strives to feed the bodies and minds of the children in our communities.

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Senior Brown Bag

The Senior Brown Bag program provides supplemental groceries to over 2,900 senior citizens at 24 sites in San Joaquin County. Many seniors are living on a fixed income, finding it difficult to adjust to the ever increasing cost of living and are struggling to make ends meet. The seniors in this program receive a 15-18 pound bag of food, twice per month. These bags contain nutritional essentials and a generous portion of fresh produce. This program has been going strong for 30 years; making a difference in the lives of our seniors and striving to keep them healthy and happy.

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Mobile Pantry Pilot Program

Second Harvest is rolling out a pilot mobile pantry, the Mobile Fresh Program. The goal is to provide additional fresh fruits and vegetables to at risk populations in San Joaquin County where barriers to fresh produce prevent healthy choices. The Mobile Fresh pilot program will be distributing fresh produce twice a month in the Cities of Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy. This new program will educate, demonstrate, and distribute to individuals, seniors, and families.

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Modesto Healthy Aging (HAM)

Second Harvest Food Bank has partnered with Healthy Aging Association Modesto to provide the senior citizens in Stanislaus County with 8-9 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables once a month. This program helps older Americans to live longer, be healthier, and to live more independent lives. This is accomplished by promoting physical activity, sound health, and nutrition practices. If you would like more information on how you can partner with Second Harvest Food Bank and make a difference… Click the button below.

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