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Other Ways to Give

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

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.


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


Legacy Giving

Join our mission by creating a legacy of hope that ensures that Second Harvest will continue to lead the fight against hunger for years to come.

You can make a lasting impact on the lives of many thousands of local children, families and seniors by including Second Harvest in your will, or by naming 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.

Acct #: DTC #0015 Morgan Stanley


Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County


Broker: Morgan Stanley

Chris Bevans 714-648-3476

2677 N. Main Street, Suite 1000

Santa Ana, CA 92705


Please Notify:

Claudia Keller, Chief Mission Officer: call 949-653-2900 ext. 149 or email [email protected] An acknowledgment letter will be sent to you after Second Harvest receives confirmation that your donation was received. Tax ID# 32-0362611

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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.

If you would like to make a cash donation from your IRA instead of a stock transfer please contact your IRA administrator to ask what steps you should take. Procedures for this can vary with each IRA institution and it is important to follow certain rules if you would like the transaction to be tax-free. If you would like to make a gift of stock from an IRA account, please contact your IRA administrator and use the Morgan Stanley account and contact information under the Donate Stocks, Securities and Mutual Funds section directly above.

Rollover gifts transferred directly to Second Harvest will qualify and may be used to meet a donor’s required IRA minimum distribution. Please contact our Development Department at [email protected]

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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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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.