Service Name: Second Harvest Food Bank
Organization Name: SECOND HARVEST OF SILICON VALLEY
- Description: Note for Coronavirus response period:
Continuing to operate the Food Connection Hotline; to be referred to a food site or more information about a food site.
Also offering food assistance for San Mateo County children under the age of 18. Registration is not required. Meals are served grab and go style to ensure social distancing. Click here to find locations.
A central clearinghouse for donated food that re-distributes donations through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, food industry, government, volunteers, corporations and individuals. The Food Assistance Program distributes food via a network of partnering agencies.
Food Connection provides food pantry information and referral to persons in need of food assistance. Applications for CalFresh, formerly known as Food Stamps, are taken by Food Connection staff by phone and in the community. The program provides an EBT card (which works like a debit card) so low-income households can purchase food.
The Family Harvest Program distributes food to low-income families with dependent children at 14 sites in San Mateo County and 27 sites in Santa Clara County.
Operation Brown Bag distributes a bag of groceries every week to low-income seniors at 25 sites in San Mateo County and 56 in Santa Clara County. Delivery is available to homebound seniors subject to volunteer availability. Day and evening volunteer shifts are available by appointment.
- Website: https://www.shfb.org
- Phone(s): (800) 984-3663
- Hours: Mon 8am - 5pm; Tue 8am - 5pm; Wed 8am - 5pm; Thu 8am - 5pm; Fri 8am - 5pm;
- Eligibility: Varies according to program
- Requirements: Varies
- San Mateo United States
- Santa Clara United States