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January 17, 2021

Second Harvest to provide holiday food distribution Wednesday

No Friday distributions to be held Dec. 25 or Jan. 1

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—On Wednesday Second Harvest Food Bank will host its weekly community drive-thru food distribution at the County Fairgrounds 2601 East Lake Ave., from 9am–1pm.

“This is a departure from our normal Friday distribution so that individuals and families in our community have access to the nutritious food they need for Christmas,” said Second Harvest CEO Willy Elliott-McCrae.

There will not be a distribution on Friday, December 25th 2020 or Friday, January 1st. 

Community members attending the Wednesday drive through distribution can look forward to receiving fresh produce, pantry items and frozen meats, such as chicken or pork.  

“We have a fantastic selection of foods right now, thanks to funds from FEMA and our generous community,”  said Chief Development Officer Suzanne Willis.

Added Willis: “Additionally, we expect to see Santa at this distribution.” 

This is also an opportunity for Second Harvest staff to do some team building at the distribution, so the office in Watsonville will be closed on Wednesday, while staff are working together at the Fairgrounds. 

The organization asks community members to not arrive before 9am, so they have time to fully set up.

Regular weekly distributions moving between the Boardwalk and the Fairgrounds begin again in January. 

This is a drive through distribution for residents of Santa Cruz County. If you need food assistance and live in San Benito County call (831) 637-0340 and for food assistance in Monterey County, call (831) 758-1523

To learn about other food distribution sites throughout the county, go here or call the community food hotline at (831) 662-0991

Calendar of upcoming distributions (9am–1pm)

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville:

Wednesday 12/23/20

Friday 1/08/21

Friday 1/22/21

Friday 2/5/21

Friday 2/19/21

Friday 3/05/21

Friday 3/19/21

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz:

Friday 1/15/21

Friday 1/29/21

Friday 2/12/21

Friday 2/26/21

Friday 3/12/21

Friday 3/26/21

Johanna Miller
Johanna Miller
Reporter Johanna Miller grew up in Watsonville, attending local public schools and Cabrillo College before transferring to Pacific University Oregon to study Literature. She covers arts and culture, business and agriculture.


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