Community Food Distributions Offered at Boardwalk and Fairgrounds

Drive-thru food distributions offered every Friday


Second Harvest Food Bank hosted a drive-thru community food distribution Friday at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Residents of Santa Cruz County lined up in their vehicles to receive a bag of pantry items and a bag of produce along with additional foods.  

Supported by numerous volunteers and members of the California National Guard, the distribution is part of ongoing countywide distributions that alternate between the Beach Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

“Second Harvest is committed to providing these communitywide drive-thrus throughs as long as need continues in our community,” said Suzanne Willis, chief development and marketing officer at Second Harvest Food Bank.  “Our current schedule of drive-thru distributions is 9am-1pm on Fridays through the month of August.” 

The distribution schedule is:

  • July 24, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (in Watsonville)
  • July 31, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Aug. 7, Fairgrounds
  • Aug. 14, Boardwalk
  • Aug. 21, Fairgrounds
  • Aug. 28, Boardwalk

For information on the distribution, call the Community Food Hotline at 831-662-0991 or visit

There is also a Summer Meals Program that provides breakfasts and lunches to anyone 18 or younger. Families do not need to meet any eligibility requirements.

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