We Couldn’t Do It Without Our Volunteers

This past week we celebrated our volunteers at Second Harvest’s Annual Volunteer Dinner. And it got us thinking about everything volunteers do to feed community with us.

We get a lot done at Second Harvest. You all know this because you see it: our facilities are busy. Forklifts zip around, pallets of food get lifted onto trucks, vegetables go in and out of the coolers.


This past year alone we distributed nearly 36 million pounds of food.

And we couldn’t do it without our volunteers.


It goes without saying that volunteers are the lifeblood of any good nonprofit, and this is certainly true at Second Harvest. Collectively, our community of volunteers dedicated more 40,000 hours to our mission through our most recent fiscal year. As we strive to be careful stewards of our donor’s dollars, this is, if you will forgive the pun, no small change.