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Santa Cruz County Joins Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” 2014

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group has adopted Second Harvest Santa Cruz County as a beneficiary for the 10th Annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”, and Plantronics has stepped up to the plate as sponsor. This means that a significant portion of Santa Cruz County’s registration fees will go directly toward our 2014 Annual Food Drive.

Our goal is to register at least 1,000 Santa Cruz County racers to help benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.  Reaching our goal will help secure our spot in this great fundraiser for years to come and each registration provides 160 healthy mealsBut we need your help!

Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot no matter where you are!  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 a Thanksgiving Day tradition. If you can’t be there, register as a “remote runner” and still support Second Harvest.

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

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Holiday Food Drive 2014

 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.

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             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 www.thefoodbank.org

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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