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How Food Gets to Those Who Need It



A group of 3 sorts through produce.

One in 10 adults in the Bay Area struggle to consistently find three meals a day, and food banks around the region play a vital role in ensuring that food is accessible to those who need it. However, the pandemic has only served to exacerbate food insecurity in our communities, and local food banks have been required to shift their operations in order to accommodate the increased need. One prime example is Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, which has been serving Santa Clara and San Mateo counties since 1974. Second Harvest is now serving an average of 450,000 people every month — a 60% increase over pre-pandemic levels. Join us for a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour to explore from where Second Harvest sources their food, how they work with more than 300 partners to get it in the hands of those who need it and how you can help support the vision of a Bay Area where everyone is nourished.


Meeting location will be sent to registrants in advance of the tour.


$10. SPUR members only. Limit 25.

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