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Give Food

Drop off your donation of canned food, fresh produce, or other items in the original packaging at Second Harvest and we will give it to those who need it most.

Food Donation Drop-offs

Help us end hunger. You can drop off your donation of canned food, fresh produce, or other items in the original packaging Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm at our Irvine location. Or donate through our Virtual Food Drives

Everyone deserves to be healthy. We encourage donations of foods that are reduced in sodium, sugar or fat and contain no trans fatty acids. Our most needed items include:
• Peanut or Other Seed Butters
• Canned Vegetables (low sodium)
• Rice (brown)
• Canned Fruit (packed in water or juice) or Natural Applesauce
• Dried or Canned Beans (low sodium)
• Whole Grain Cereal or Pasta
• Canned or Boxed Soup (low sodium)
• Canned Meats & Fish (in water)
• Healthy Snacks such as low sugar granola bars, raw nuts or dried fruit.

Personal Care Items (full or travel-sized):
• Diapers
• Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
• Toilet Paper
• Shampoo/Conditioner
• Soap

Please, no glass containers or expired items.

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Have non-perishable or canned food to give? We’d love your help. Food drives and fundraising events are held all year round.

See food drives happening in your area 

Make a bigger impact on our hunger-fighting efforts by holding a traditional or virtual food drive. Please note: Due to the number of holiday food drives, we will need at least 3-weeks advance notice to schedule your traditional food drive. We are still able to set up virtual food drives.

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Do you represent a food manufacturer, restaurant, grocery store, vendor, or wholesaler? Save money, reduce waste, and put your unused product to good use.

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