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Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Human Services

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Collects nonmarketable food and distributes it to nonprofit agencies that provide food to needy persons or families at no cost, provides food boxes to eligible needy persons.

Description:

Food Connection provides information and referral to persons in need of food assistance (800-984-3663). Staff can assist with CalFresh/food stamp applications. The Family Harvest Program distributes food to low-income families with dependent children at 17 sites in San Mateo County and 31 sites in Santa Clara County. Operation Brown Bag distributes a bag of groceries every week to low-income seniors at 23 sites in San Mateo County and 55 in Santa Clara County. Delivery is available to homebound seniors subject to volunteer availability. Produce Mobile provides fresh produce to families or individuals once a month at 21 sites in San Mateo County and 27 sites in Santa Clara County. The Partners in Need Program gives low-income volunteers the opportunity to help at the Food Bank in exchange for food. Produce Mobile, Brown Bag and Family Harvest members can also volunteer to assist with distribution. Day and evening volunteer shifts are available by appointment. Other programs include the Community Nutrition Program, which offers workshops in health, nutrition, food safety and smart shopping. A San Jose facility serves the South Bay from Mountain View to Gilroy.

Location

Public Transit:

Varies according to location.
1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070-5320 37.4961327 -122.2447737 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheelchair

Services

Food Bank (Food assistance)

Service Description:

Food Connection provides information and referral to persons in need of food assistance also staff can assist with CalFresh/Food Stamp applications.

Fees:

None.

Audience:

Nonprofit agencies that serve low-income, needy persons (including families with dependent children and seniors) needing food assistance; low-income

Eligibility:

San Mateo or Santa Clara County, nonprofit, tax-exempt agency with 501(c)(3) employer identification number from IRS or individual who meets income guidelines for direct service programs

How to Apply:

For nonprofit agencies, application available at Web site. For individuals, call the referral hotline (800-984-3663 [800-984-FOOD]).

Service Wait Estimate:

Clients can receive emergency food the same day or next day, senior and Family Harvest programs, 1 month for agency applications.

Required Documents:

  • Government-issued picture identification

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County