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Second Harvest holds several special events and food drives throughout the year which serve as critical sources of funding and food for many of our programs. If you're interested in giving back to your community, sponsoring an event or holding a food drive is a great way to get involved with Second Harvest!

Would you like Second Harvest to be a part of your event?
Please fill out our Community Events Application and email it to, or fax to (949) 653-0700.

Events & Food Drives | Current Promotions

Events & Food Drives



 November 24, 2015
"No Lunch" Lunch

Our "No Lunch" Lunch offers our traditional "poor man's" lunch. The event is an opportunity to experience a modest, soup kitchen style meal while learning about the thousands of Orange County families struggling to put food on their tables. Learn more.




Food Drives 


Vons "Help Us End Hunger" food drive - October 28-December 22

Vons and Pavilions stores will be offering pre-filled food bags for customers to customers can purchase for $7 which are then donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. The bags are filled with tuna, pasta, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, peanut butter, and soup.



Sprouts "Grab n' Give" - November 4-December 31

Sprouts stores will have pre-filled bags of healthy, non-perishable items available for purchase at 10% off regular price.



Stater Bros. "Harvesting Hope in Our Community" - November 4-December 31

Stater Bros. stores will be offering pre-filled bags of healthy, non-perishable items for purchase.


KTLA/Stater Bros. "Take 5 to Care" - November 24

Stater Bros. in Placentia (1111 E. Imperial Hwy.) is partnering with KTLA-TV for a special one-day donation/food collection event in conjunction with their "Harvesting Hope" food drive.   



Current Promotions 


Izzy and the Candy Palace

This charming children’s book was written by a local nine-year old girl to help feed hungry children in our community. 100% of the profits from every book sold go to support our Kids Cafe program! Visit to preview the book and place your order.





FoodTweeks is a mobile app that helps people eat better in a sustainable way, while fighting hunger in America. Download the app onto your mobile device, and every time you "tweek" calories from your meal to make it more nutritious, FoodTweeks will make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County so we can distribute the same amount of nutritious calories to families in need. There is no cost of any kind to the FoodTweeks user, and its a great way to fight hunger in OC!


Ralphs Community Contribution Program

Sign up your Ralphs rewards card online and select Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County as your beneficiary. Participants just need to re-register their card to continue benefitting from the program. Every time you shop at Ralphs and use your rewards card, a portion of your savings will be donated to Second Harvest to help feed the community!



Hungry? Find Food

Second Harvest Food Bank works with partner agencies to distribute food throughout Orange County. Find an agency near you that can help.

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