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Santa Cruz County and the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” 

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation adopted Second Harvest Santa Cruz County as a beneficiary for the 10th Annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” in 2014.   Plantronics had stepped up to the plate as sponsor and contiues to do so. This means that a significant portion of Santa Cruz County’s registration fees will continue to go directly toward our 2018 Annual Food Drive.

Our goal is to register at least 1,000 Santa Cruz County racers to help benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.  Reaching our goal will help secure our spot in this great fundraiser for years to come and each registration provides 160 healthy mealsBut we need your help!

Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot no matter where you are!  Before the big games, big meal, parades and pie, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? On your own, or with family, friends and co-workers—it’s an event everyone will enjoy. Many have made it a Thanksgiving Day tradition. If you can’t be there, register as a “remote runner” and still support Second Harvest.

When you register, be sure to choose your company affiliation or your Santa Cruz address to show how strong our Santa Cruz community is!

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Holiday Food Drive 2019

 All Holiday Food Drive donations are used to feed people throughout Santa Cruz County during the winter months—when less work and higher heating bills increase hardship.

             One in four children in Santa Cruz County is hungry or malnourished.

              Every $1 donated provides four healthy meals to people in need.

              95 cents of every $1 donated is used to purchase and distribute food through our network of 200 agencies and programs, including:

          100 non-profits and churches with food assistance programs

          100 direct food distribution locations for families countywide

Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America and has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator in recognition of our effective stewardship.

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