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Thank you to all the volunteers who took time out of their day last year to provide a combined 64,000 hours (or over 8,000 volunteers) to help us provide food for 55,000 hungry people per week. Without this tremendous contribution from businesses, school and church groups, corporations, civic and youth organizations and more, our hungry neighbors would not receive the food they need.

COVID-19 Prevention Practices

Second Harvest needs volunteers to pack food for our neighbors who do not have reserves in the event in there is a need.

The health and safety of partners, staff and the community are Second Harvest’s number-one priority. We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting, especially around high-touch areas.

We ask all volunteers to make healthy choices while in our Volunteer Center as a precaution to keep them and others safe. If you are feeling ill, please do not attend any volunteer sessions. While volunteering, we will remind you regularly about the importance of handwashing with soap and hot water. We always provide gloves to be worn while handling food.

Thank you for your volunteerism so that food for 70,000 meals each day reaches children, families and seniors in need. Additional information and updates posted here


“I didn’t realize how much of a need there is. I don’t have a lot to give financially. I don’t make a lot of money, but I can give my time.” Sooki, volunteer for 3 years
“Here I always feel like I’m helping. You can actually feel it and see it.” Casey, volunteer for 9 years
“My first event at Second Harvest was creating the weekend food packs for children.  That really resonated with me.  I was one of five children in my childhood home and there were times when my siblings and I would have benefitted tremendously from that.  We were a poor family and food was often scarce.  Participating in that first event truly impacted me, so much so that I will continue to be a regular volunteer at Second Harvest.  Thank you.” Jim Farley
“There’s no better way to serve a community than to make sure that kids eat. We love it.” Bryce Brewer, lead pastor, Refuge Church, volunteer with the Bite2Go program.
“My teacher, Tera Ray, inspired me to volunteer the first time. She has volunteered for a long time, and she enjoys it. I go there because it’s fun and I feel like I help people who need our support.” Yusuke Onishi, exchange student, Japan