2017 UCSC Holiday Food Drive

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: John Steele, Chair, UC Santa Cruz Holiday Food Drive

Greetings and cheer from the UCSC Holiday Food Drive. The UCSC holiday food drive works in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County providing healthy meals to our friends and neighbors in need.

You can donate by pantry barrel, online, or donation envelopes found at campus mail-stops.

Your donations are secure through campus mail services. Donation envelopes are being distributed this week. Please make checks payable to Second Harvest Food Bank and mark your affiliation on the memo line.

You can learn more about the drive and how to make donations at our website: http://holidayfooddrive.ucsc.edu

Last year, the UCSC holiday food drive raised nearly 150,000 meals for our friends and neighbors in need. We hope that you will help us make this another great year for UCSC in support of the greater Santa Cruz Community.

We are honored to work in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz, the healthiest food bank in the nation. With Second Harvest's buying power, the Food Bank is able to distribute more than 60 percent of their meals in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables. Second Harvest recognizes the importance of eating smart and its long-term connection to the health of our community. Your pantry donations go a long way, your envelope donations can go further with a lower carbon footprint.

One hundred percent of your donation is used to feed people in need in our local community, and just one dollar feeds a family of four.

Please make a donation to support this great cause either in one of our campus pantry barrels, online here, or by using the donation envelopes distributed through campus mail.

Thank you for your continued support. If you would like to get involved with the food drive, please contact:

John Steele
Chair, UCSC holiday food drive