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Other Ways to Give

There are many more ways to help Second Harvest feed those in need.

Giving By Check

If you would like to make a donation by check, please make it payable to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and mail it to:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Attn: Claudia Keller
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618


Donate Cryptocurrency

Second Harvest now accepts crypto! Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support Second Harvest.

To donate cryptocurrency now, click here.

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Legacy Giving

You can make a lasting impact for years to come on the lives of local food-insecure children, families and seniors by including Second Harvest in your will.

Ready to get started? Use this free estate planning tool to write a legal will or trust at no personal cost and include the necessary language to ensure all are well fed in Orange County and support Second Harvest for years to come.

If you’ve already created a gift in your will or trust, please let us know by filling out this form!

You may also name Second Harvest as a beneficiary of a retirement or savings account, life insurance policy, or charitable trust.

Click here for more detailed information, or contact Claudia Keller, Chief Mission Officer: call 949-653-2900 ext. 149 or email [email protected]

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Donate Stocks, Securities & Mutual Funds

Donations of stock can be made by contacting your broker and requesting that the desired number of shares be transferred electronically to Second Harvest’s account.

This free resource makes it simple to get started. You can learn more about your potential tax savings, access our Depository Trust Company (DTC) information, and complete the necessary paperwork online to support Second Harvest and our hunger relief efforts with a gift of stock. Learn more and access our transfer information here.

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IRA Rollover

On December 18, 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover was passed by Congress and signed by the President, making it a permanent law.

The bill, known as the PATH Act, is retroactive to December 31, 2014. It allows taxpayers age 70 1/2 or older to donate up to $100,000 directly from their Individual Retirement Account to a charity without treating the distribution as taxable income.

This online resource makes it easy to learn more about your potential savings, fill out the necessary paperwork, and complete your IRA gift to ensure all are well fed in Orange County.

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Honorary gifts

Honorary gifts are a great way pay tribute to those you love. Your donation will ensure that children won’t go to bed hungry and seniors won’t have to choose between food and medication.

You can make a gift that gives back in the name of a loved one. Honorary gifts celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or the memory of loved ones. Please contact Claudia Keller, Chief Mission Officer: call 949-653-2900 ext. 149 or email [email protected] to find out more.

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Workplace Giving

You can help end hunger through your company’s workplace giving program and if your company has a matching gift program, you can double your impact.

Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers a matching gift program. Just mail or fax your company form to Development at:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Fax 949.653.0700

For more information on how to donate through workplace giving click here.

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New 2020 Tax Incentives - CARES Act

Important information! This year there are increased tax incentives for charitable gifts.

The CARES Act passed earlier this year provides increased tax incentives for charitable giving. Here’s some information that may help you make a significant gift in this year of great need. Click here for details.

To see how Second Harvest is responding to pandemic-related unemployment and OC’s hunger crisis see our 20-minute “No Lunch” Lunch presentation and our 2020 Annual Report.


In-kind Donations

Second Harvest welcomes donations of equipment or services that will help us feed the hungry. There are many opportunities to give your talents as a professional or to donate gently-used equipment such as refrigerated trucks.

For a current list of opportunities, please email [email protected]

Retailer Rewards Programs

Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank just by doing your regular shopping! Many retailers have programs that help you give back to your favorite nonprofit. Click on the links below for information on how to do it.