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Santa Cruz County Joins Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 2014

For the first time, the Santa Cruz County community is actively participating in the largest Turkey Trot in the nation! With the participation of individuals, businesses and organizations, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County has the opportunity to raise as much as $50,000 for its Holiday Food Drive.

Our goal is 1,000 runners (or more!)

Every registration provides 160 healthy meals.

Due to Plantronics’ generous sponsorship of this year’s event, all registration proceeds will go directly toward feeding people throughout Santa Cruz County during the winter months—when less work and higher heating bills increase hardship.

Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot! 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 the run (or walk) a Thanksgiving Day tradition.

Even if other obligations keep you from running the race Thanksgiving morning, you can show your solidarity by registering as a virtual runner. You’ll be providing 160 meals for people in need. Virtual runners get the same cool gear as everyone else which you can conveniently pick up at Jerry’s Sports in Santa Cruz.

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

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Holiday Food Drive 2014

 Goal: 3.5 Million Meals

 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.

 To learn more, visit

Santa Cruz Packet Pick-up

Live in Santa Cruz?! Not to worry, we’re making it easy for you by hosting a packet pick-up in Santa Cruz. Skip the trip over the hill to pick up your shirts, bibs and timing chips (attached to back of bib)!  Location, date and time will to be announced in the near future so check back soon!


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