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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Stop In For Santa - Second Harvest Fundraiser

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Central and Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection Districts are holding a “Stop In for Santa” event for Second Harvest Food Bank on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 4-6 PM (flyer attached). 

At this event, residents can drive through and donate food or checks (made out to Second Harvest Food Bank) at our headquarters at 930 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz (Live Oak), CA  95062.  Santa will be there with the fire engine and a number of firefighters and elves, to collect the goods and pass out Jr. Firefighter Hats and treats to the kids that come by. 

The event will run from 4 PM to 6 PM, but food is being collected at each of our seven combined stations throughout this holiday season. online donations can be made as well at

This year, between the effects of COVID-19 on the economy and the recent fires, the need is far greater than before. Approximately 40% of Santa Cruz County has needed food assistance since March of 2020, with 1 in 4 of those recipients being children. The food distributions have doubled at our local food bank, and they need all the help they can get to meet that need, especially through the winter months. Second Harvest Food Bank deals with a number of local wholesalers, and is able to stretch those donation dollars well enough that a single dollar donation can purchase 4 full, healthy meals for a family in need! 

We look forward to seeing you there, and wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season!


Aptos/La Selva and Central Fire Protection Districts

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