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Help us end hunger in Orange County. More than 90 cents of every dollar we spend goes directly to feeding the hungry.

Give Monthly

Pledge weekly, monthly or yearly and become a CommUNITY Circle member to help us ensure that families, children and seniors don’t go without the food they need.

Give Food*

In addition to financial gifts, we and our partner network welcome gifts of food from individuals, food drives and food manufacturers.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

There are many more ways to help Second Harvest ensure all are well fed in OC.

For any questions about giving to Second Harvest Food Bank, please contact us at 949-653-2900 or [email protected].

GIVING BY CHECK

If you would like to make a donation by check, please make it payable to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and mail it to:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Attn: Development Department
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618

FOR DONORS WHO SENT US GIFT(S) BY CHECK:

We will provide an Annual Statement that lists your charitable gift(s) from the prior year for your records by the end of February. If you would like a gift receipt before then, please email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to provide one.

DONATE CRYPTOCURRENCY

Second Harvest now accepts crypto! Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support Second Harvest.

To donate cryptocurrency now, click here.

LEGACY GIVING

You can make a lasting impact for years to come on the lives of local food-insecure children, families and seniors by including Second Harvest in your will.

This free estate planning tool makes it simple to get started. You can write a legal will or trust at no personal cost and include the necessary language to ensure all are well fed in Orange County for years to come.

If you’ve already created a gift in your will or trust, please let us know by filling out this form!

You may also name Second Harvest as a beneficiary of a retirement or savings account, life insurance policy or charitable trust.

Click here for more detailed information or contact Christine Montevideo, Senior Development Manager:
Call 949-208-3150 or email [email protected].

DONATE STOCKS, SECURITIES & MUTUAL FUNDS

Donations of stock can be made by utilizing our free online resource or by contacting your broker and requesting that the desired number of shares be transferred electronically to Second Harvest’s account.

Our online stock giving resource makes it simple to get started. You can learn more about your potential tax savings, access our Depository Trust Company (DTC) information and complete the necessary paperwork online to support Second Harvest and our hunger relief efforts with a gift of stock. Learn more and access our transfer information here.

Watch this quick video to learn more about The benefits of giving stock.

IRA ROLLOVER

On December 18, 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover was passed by Congress and signed by the President, making it a permanent law.

The bill, known as the PATH Act, is retroactive to December 31, 2014. It allows taxpayers aged 70 1/2 or older to donate up to $100,000 directly from their Individual Retirement Account to a charity without treating the distribution as taxable income.

This online resource makes it easy to learn more about your potential savings, fill out the necessary paperwork and complete your IRA gift to ensure all are well fed in Orange County.

HONORARY GIFTS

Honorary gifts are a great way pay tribute to those you love. Your donation will ensure that children won’t go to bed hungry and seniors won’t have to choose between food and medication.

You can make a gift that gives back in the name of a loved one. Honorary gifts celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or the memory of loved ones. Please contact Christine Montevideo, Senior Development Manager: Call 949-208-3150 or email [email protected] to find out more.

WORKPLACE GIVING

You can help end hunger through your company’s workplace giving program and if your company has a matching gift program, you can double your impact.

Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers a matching gift program. Just mail or fax your company form to:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Attn: Development Department
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Fax 949.653.0700

For more information on how to donate through workplace giving, click here.

IN-KIND DONATIONS

Second Harvest welcomes donations of equipment or services that will help us feed the hungry. There are many opportunities to give your talents as a professional or to donate gently-used equipment such as refrigerated trucks. For a current list of opportunities, please email [email protected]

RETAILER REWARDS PROGRAMS

Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank just by doing your regular shopping! Many retailers have programs that help you give back to your favorite nonprofit. Click on the links below for information on how to do it.

Food Drives

TRADITIONAL FOOD DRIVES

Many of our partners and pantries will accept your individual food donations or those from food drives. Please click here to find a location near you. Please note that Second Harvest no longer accepts these donations directly so that we can focus on providing the highest levels of food nutrition and quality for those we serve, as well as processing bulk pallet and truckloads of food from local and national commercial manufacturers and distributors that meet the current high volume of need.

VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVES

Virtual Food Drives are one of the best ways you or your company can make a difference in this challenging time. Join us in our mission to provide food and nutritional security for all in OC! Click here to read more, or set up your individual or corporate Virtual Food Drive here.

FOOD INDUSTRY DONATIONS

Donated food from manufacturers, retailers, distributors, farmers, packers and others helps us feed hundreds of thousands of people every month. Click here to learn more.

VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank! We are grateful to have a tremendous community working alongside us to ensure all are well fed in Orange County. On behalf of our team here at Second Harvest as well as those we serve, thank you!

In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we ask that volunteers stay home if you are not feeling well.

Please note: We open shifts on the first of every month at 8:00 AM PST. Check back on the first of each month to see more volunteer opportunities listed.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HARVEST SOLUTIONS FARM

Join us as we plant, harvest, weed and maintain the fields of Harvest Solutions Farm located just down the road from our food bank in Irvine, CA. Harvest Solutions Farm currently welcomes volunteers ages 7 and older with adult chaperone.

Click HERE to download and print the Harvest Solutions Farm Waivers for youth volunteers.

If you have questions about volunteering at Harvest Solutions Farm, please email: [email protected].

>>CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND/OR SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT HARVEST SOLUTIONS FARM!

DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Volunteer with us at our Distribution Center in Irvine! Participants assist in a variety of projects that help us process food to send out to our community. Our Distribution Center currently welcomes volunteers ages 13 and older with an adult chaperone.

Click HERE to download and print the Distribution Center Waivers for youth volunteers.

If you have questions about volunteering at our Distribution Center, please email: [email protected].

>>CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND/OR SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT OUR DISTRIBUTION CENTER!

COMMUNITY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Second Harvest provides food to those in need through our amazing network of more than 250 Community Partners. When partner sites need additional volunteer support, we assist by making those opportunities available.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND/OR TO CONNECT WITH A COMMUNITY PARTNER SITE!

COMMUNITY SERVICE

VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS

We are only able to verify volunteer hours on the day of service. If you require hour verification for school or community service, please bring your form with you so our volunteer team can sign off on your hours the day of your shift. We are unable to make exceptions.

COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE INDIVIDUALS

All court-ordered volunteers must be referred through OneOC. For information on court-ordered community service, please click here.

FOOD INDUSTRY
DONATIONS

Second Harvest’s Food Sourcing Department serves the needs of donors, community partners and the food insecure in Orange County. Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, restaurant, hotel or caterer, we have a program that will transfer unwanted food directly to those in need so no food is wasted. It’s a true win-win. Contact us here and a Food Sourcing Team member will reply.

With food safety being our #1 priority, Second Harvest staff and community partners are trained in the inspection and handling of food for safe consumption and follow strict guidelines for record keeping, food handling and distribution. In addition, donors are protected from liability by the Good Samaritan Law.

FOOD MANUFACTURERS

Donate food that’s safe for consumption but has been discontinued, approaching its best-by date, overstocked, out-of-spec, a test or promotional product or needs to be removed for inventory.

Some of our generous donors include: Legacy Farms, Frieda’s Specialty Produce, Flowers Baking Company, OC Produce, Veg-Land, Kellogg Company, Heritage Foods, Schreiber Foods, Danone White Wave, General Mills and more.

GROCERY STORES

We give you a safe and efficient way to donate:

  • Meat
  • Dairy
  • Deli
  • Produce
  • Bakery
  • Frozen items
  • Shelf-stable items
  • Non-food health and beauty items

We make scheduled pickups in temperature-controlled trucks and deliver your donations directly to community partners, ensuring peak freshness.

Our current grocery store partners include Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kroger (Ralphs, Food 4 Less), Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions, Target, Gelson’s, select Trader Joe’s locations, Aldi, Amazon Fresh, Costco Wholesale, Smart & Final, 99 Ranch, Grocery Outlet and Sprouts.

FOOD VENDORS

Since many food categories are not donated in sufficient quantities, we must purchase them in bulk. If you’d like to bid on these opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].

OTHER FOOD DONATIONS

EVENTS

If you have an event with leftover food, with advanced notice we can help get it to those in need. To learn more please contact us at [email protected].

RESTAURANTS & FOOD SERVICE RESCUE PROGRAM

We can deliver your unsold prepared and perishable food or event leftovers directly to our smaller community partners. We provide donation records for your tax purposes.

Our current restaurant partners include Disneyland and Orange County School Districts.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

SPECIAL THANKS

Thank You From the Bottom of Our Hearts!

Every day thousands of men, women and children look to Second Harvest to provide food for their next meal. Without your donations, we’d have to turn them away. We are so grateful for your generosity as we work to ensure all in Orange County are well fed.

Thank You to Our Corporate Partners

Thank You to Our Annual Donors (FY2022)

  • 1st United Methodist Church of Seal Beach
  • 3M Foundation, Inc.
  • Thomas and Bonnie Abate
  • AbbVie Employee Engagement Fund
  • Affordable Housing Access, Inc.
  • Alaska National Insurance Company
  • Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions
  • Joyce and Robert Aldoroty
  • Laurie and James Allen
  • Kristen Allison
  • Sean Ambrosius
  • William and Fay Amneus
  • Don and Ginger Anderson
  • Anthem Foundation & Social Responsibility
  • AP Design Professionals Insurance Services, LLC
  • Elaine Archer
  • Dorothy Ressel Arens
  • Noam and Heidi Arzt
  • Roxanne Austin
  • The Bandai Foundation
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Margaret Barbour
  • Nicole Baril
  • Robert and Coco Barnum
  • Robert Bartholomew
  • Alia Batniji
  • Beachpoint Apartments
  • Julia and Robert Beaton
  • Beim Foundation
  • Tammi and Kurt Belcher
  • Phil Belling
  • Torsten Bengtsson
  • Carole and Ronald Berg
  • R.G. and Lynn Biggs
  • BNBuilders, Inc.
  • Boeing
  • Walter J. Bransford
  • Christopher and Danielle Bressoud
  • Michael and Kathleen Brett
  • Mike Brett
  • Joseph and Susan Brezin
  • Seth Brindis and Stephanie Reich
  • Kathy Bronstein
  • Michelle Burge
  • Dan L. Burk
  • Sheral and Steve Burke
  • David and Mary Byrne
  • Caliber Collision Centers
  • California Association of Food Banks
  • California Foundation for Stronger Communities
  • Bridget and Argyle Campbell
  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • Kate and Peter Carlton
  • Jacqueline and Michael Casey
  • CDF Labor Law
  • Matthew and Jennifer Chapman
  • David Chen
  • Richard Cheek
  • Mary Chiappetta
  • Charmie Chirgwin
  • Shirley and Clark Chow
  • Citizens Business Bank
  • City National Bank
  • David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation
  • Kenneth and Patti Clasen
  • CMGRP, Inc.
  • Sue Coder
  • Carrie and David Coffaro
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • Frank and Helen Comerford
  • Roxanne and Bill Comrie
  • Linda Coss and Joseph Kaplan
  • CM & Edna P. Cotton Family Foundation
  • Iovanna and Stephen Couig
  • Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
  • Crocs
  • The Crean Foundation
  • Sean Culmer
  • Curci Fund
  • David and Heidi Current
  • Yvonne Curry
  • Richard Daly
  • Debra David
  • David and Michele De Wenter
  • Leah Decono
  • Anne Devore
  • DevTo Support Foundation
  • Patrick and Mary Dirk
  • Disney VoluntEARS
  • The Disneyland Resort
  • Michael DiStefano
  • Documotion Research, Inc.
  • The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
  • Lizette Du Pribus
  • Thomas E. Duff*
  • Early Autumn, Inc.
  • Patricia and James Edwards
  • Edwards Lifesciences Foundation
  • Fredrick Ekstein
  • Margaret E. Elliot*
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Envista Legal Department
  • Essex Portfolio
  • Susan and Mike Etchandy
  • Fanticola Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Massy Farzine
  • Chip and Helen Fedalen
  • Feeding America
  • Ellen Feldberg-Gordon and Michael Gordon
  • Erica and Jerry Fink
  • The Fluor Foundation
  • Rachel Fowler
  • FR Vehicle Solutions, LLC
  • Richard Frank
  • Tracy Friedmann
  • Friedman-Kline Family Foundation
  • Arline Fritsche Trust
  • Fry Family Foundation
  • Catherine Gale
  • Jordan Gandhi
  • Trudi and David Gartley
  • The Gavel Group
  • Joel and Jeanne Geldin
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Steven Gex
  • Beverly S. Gifford
  • Ali Gilani and Samah Haggag
  • Cheryl Glover
  • Golden State Foods Foundation
  • Goodman North America Management, LLC
  • Google
  • Granite Properties, Inc.
  • The Green Goose Fund
  • Greystar Products
  • Jeffrey M. Griffith
  • William Grover
  • Carmen and Barbara Gullo
  • Timothy and Amy Guth
  • Lorraine and Thomas Gyulay
  • The Habit Restaurants, LLC
  • Gail and Ed Haft
  • O.L. Halsell Foundation
  • Rondell and Joyce Hanson
  • Karen and Daniel Harley
  • Jill and Tim Harmon
  • David and Diana Hasenbalg
  • Kathleen Hawley
  • Healthpeak Properties
  • David W. Hearst, Jr. Foundation
  • John and Barbara Heffernan
  • Brenda Heller
  • Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC
  • Harald and Courtney Herrmann
  • The Hexberg Family Foundation
  • Deborah and Robert Hinderliter
  • George Hoag Family Foundation
  • Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • Peter and Toni Hoffman
  • The Hohener Family Fund
  • Robert and Candace Holland
  • Nathan Holthouser
  • Timothy Hopkins
  • Charles and Tamara Horstmann Charitable Fund
  • Susanna and Will Hugelshofer
  • Hunsaker & Associates Irvine, Inc.
  • Huntington Gardens
  • Trust of Ruth Ann Hyson
  • Hyundai Motor America
  • International Paper Foundation
  • Georgina Jacobson
  • The Alan K And Cledith M Jennings Foundation
  • Vidya and Sishir Jhaver
  • Jason Jilk
  • JMAC Lending, Inc.
  • J and C Jodhka Family Foundation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Karen J. Jordan
  • Nicole and Stephen Joseph
  • S. Michael and J. Lynn Joseph
  • Gaynelle Joyce
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Judicate West
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • Diane and Michael Kalmonson
  • Goli Kalkhoran
  • Carol Kaminskas
  • Paul Kariya
  • Anna and Christos Karmis
  • Dino Katsiametis
  • Kehl Family Fund
  • Jennifer Keller
  • Brian Kelly
  • The Kelsey Family Foundation
  • The Alberta S. Kimball – Mary L. Anhaltzer Foundation
  • Janan and Bradley Kissler
  • Scott and Susan Kisting
  • Kiva Foundation
  • Lisa Klarin
  • Andrea Klein
  • Kojian Family Foundation
  • Frank and Sharon Komin
  • Kore1, LLC
  • KPPB LLP
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Phyllis Kruckenberg
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • Diana M. Leach
  • Ledcor Management Services, Inc.
  • Ed and Mindy Levin
  • Liberty Commercial Finance
  • loanDepot
  • The Loftus Family Foundation
  • Drew Londgren
  • Mike Long
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Los Angeles Rams Foundation
  • Anne L. MacPherson
  • James MacPherson
  • Diane Madison
  • MassMutual
  • Kim Massoudi
  • Kent and Lisa Matranga
  • Trevor Mauch
  • Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc.
  • Stephen and Susan McArthur
  • Kimberly McCord
  • Rae Mccormick
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Stefanie McKim
  • John McQuade
  • John and Rosetta Michel
  • Jon and Denise Miller
  • Katie Miller
  • Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
  • Kelly and Thomas Mitchell
  • Michael and Ann Mitchell
  • The Moca Foundation
  • Pamela Muir
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation
  • The Peter and Mary Muth Foundation
  • Nancy Naftel
  • National Charity League Newport Beach
  • Nationwide Foundation
  • NBC4
  • Alison Needham
  • Newport Dunes Resort
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Micki S. Nozaki
  • Oakmont Family Fund
  • Joseph and Ann Obegi
  • Jane Olin and Tim Jerkovich
  • Bill and Lorelei O’Neill
  • Orange County Farm Bureau
  • Orange County United Way
  • Regina and Stephen Oswald
  • Larry E. Overman
  • Pacific Life Foundation
  • Pacific Western Bank
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Parallel Capital Partners
  • Glenn Pascall
  • Robert Peirson
  • Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Sheila and James Peterson
  • Jill Petroff
  • Phileo Foundation
  • Phoenix Planning and Construction Services, Inc.
  • Nicole Pierce
  • Chris Pounds and Gerardo Okhuysen
  • John Powell
  • Paul and Terri Quaranto
  • Quicksilver Fund
  • Carrie Quintanar
  • Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course
  • Frank and Joan Randall
  • Teddie Ray
  • Roger Reading
  • Jan and Roy Reimer
  • Laurie and Kenneth Reiner
  • Joel Reiss
  • Mary Rempel
  • Revival Church of Irvine
  • Leith Robotham
  • Michelle F. Rohe
  • Paul and Donna Rosenzweig
  • RS Crum, Inc.
  • Peter and Mary Russo Family Foundation
  • Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Teri and Bill Saddler
  • SageKitchen, LLC
  • Lynda and Tom Salinger
  • Santa Margarita Ford
  • SDGE A Sempra Energy Utility
  • Dolores Seidel
  • Mary A. Semler
  • Sempra Employee Giving Network
  • Jim and Suzanne Schraith
  • Virginia Schloemer
  • Robert Schrimmer
  • Linda Schumann
  • Kylie Schuyler Hodge and Douglas Hodge
  • Risa Scott
  • Leslie and David Seidner
  • Shishir and Binita Shah
  • Share Our Strength
  • Billy Shook
  • Gail and Gerald Simpson
  • Susan K. Skara
  • The James & Glenys Slavik Family Foundation
  • Veronica and Evan Slavik
  • Steve and Georgiann Smith
  • SoCalGas
  • James Sommerville
  • Stater Bros. Charities
  • Richard* & Elizabeth* Steele Endowment
  • Joan and David Stephenson
  • Sharon Stevenson
  • Storehouse Foundation
  • John and Angela Stollsteimer
  • Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Bryan and Dana Sullivan
  • The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation
  • Mark Sweetman
  • TA Realty Associates
  • The Teague Family Foundation
  • Thomas/Doe Designated Fund 1
  • Bart and Deborah Thomsen
  • TJX Foundation, Inc.
  • Troy Group, Inc.
  • UC Irvine Samueli School of Engineering
  • Ueberroth Family Foundation
  • Ugalde Family Charitable Foundation
  • United Healthcare Group Employee Matching Gifts
  • UPS Foundation
  • Daniel Vanderpyl
  • Jazmin Vasquez
  • Richard and Roxana VerWayne
  • Vineyard Anaheim
  • Jon and Robin Visser
  • Nick Vlahos
  • Chris Vogt and Julie Larsen
  • Wallace Air Cargo Group, Inc.
  • Walmart
  • Edward Wang
  • Deborah and Gregory Warren
  • D B. Watkins
  • Suzanne and John Welch
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Wescom Credit Union We Care Foundation
  • Western Digital Foundation
  • James and Carol Westling
  • Chase Wheeler
  • Jeff Wheeler
  • Howard E. Whittaker
  • Tammy and Tim Winchell
  • Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust
  • Jeffrey and Caron Winston
  • Joan M. Wismer Foundation
  • Kathleen and Curt Wohlgemuth
  • Stephanie Workman
  • Carl E. Wynn Foundation
  • Yardi Systems, Inc.
  • Varooge Yerganian
  • The Don Yoder Foundation
  • Young Family Private Foundation
  • Nancy and Arn Youngman
  • Trisha Yount
  • Chris Yragui
  • Yucaipa Companies, LLC
  • *Deceased

Thank You to Our Corporate Food Donors (FY2022)

EVENTS

For questions about our events, please contact [email protected].

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2022

HARVESTERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON CELEBRATION

Click HERE to learn more about the event and Harvesters.

TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2022 • 11:45 A.M.

“NO LUNCH” LUNCH

Location: Second Harvest Food Bank, Irvine
Click here to donate to the 2022 event or view the videos shared at the event.

ADVOCACY

In fiscal year 2021 through our Community Partners, Second Harvest Food Bank helped an average of 489,000 individuals per month who were experiencing food insecurity. Helping our neighbors in need benefits all of us in Orange County. Children who’ve had a healthy meal are better learners. Workers perform better in their jobs. Seniors stay active longer.

If you have ideas on how you would like to advocate for Second Harvest and those we serve, please contact us at [email protected].