Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Caitlin Stinneford

Second Advisor

William Shelby


The Second Harvest Food Bank provides food access to all of the population through Santa Cruz County. Too many people in the community are suffering from food insecurity due to lack of healthy meals, financial instability, and other living expenses not allowing them to purchase healthy meals. This lack of healthy meals which is leading to people at risk of serious health issues, development, and poor academics amongst children. Distribution sites and nutrition programs are provided on a daily basis at different locations and times of the day at no cost to the community However the number of participants has declined significantly over the past years. The Second Harvest Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger and educate the community of Santa Cruz County, their vision is that Santa Cruz County will be a healthy community where no person goes hungry or has limited access to healthy meals.

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Social Work Commons