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We are having a special Food for Families drive-thru food distribution TOMORROW (Thursday, April 23, 2020) at the Watsonville First United Methodist Church back parking lots, 229 Stanford Street, Watsonville, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Please patiently wait in line inside your vehicle and groceries will be put in your trunk. Blessings!

Tendremos una distribución de alimentos para familias MAÑANA (jueves, abril 23, 2020) en los estacionamientos traseros de la Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida de Watsonville, 229 Stanford Street, Watsonville, de 4:30 pm a 6:00 pm. Espere pacientemente en la fila dentro de su vehículo y se colocarán los alimentos en su cajuela. Bendiciones!

Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk 2016 // La Caminata CROP contra el Hambre del Valle del Pájaro 2016

img_2311CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide – and here in the U.S. – to have food for today, while we building for a better tomorrow. Our local efforts are making a huge difference… and you are part of it! The CROP Hunger Walk has long recognized that no single organization can meet all the critical needs that arise from hunger and poverty. That’s why we partner with others to raise funds for our local Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County, as well as Church World Service internationally.

Our next CROP Hunger Walk is Saturday, October 8, 2016. Registration at 8:30 am; walk at 9:00 am.

Start of the walk location: Second Harvest Food Bank, 800 Ohlone Parkway,Watsonville, CA 95076. The walk is 5.6K (3.5 miles) along Ohlone Parkway, Main Street, Rodriguez Street, and Beach Road.

Need food? We can help.

Call the Community Food Hotline for information and referrals to support people who need food: 831-662-0991, 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

// La Caminata CROP contra el Hambre del Valle del Pájaro //

La caminatas de CROP ayudan a los niños y familias en todo el mundo – y aquí en los EE.UU. – para tener comida CROP Hunger Walk Logopara hoy, mientras construimos una mañana mejor. Nuestros CROP Hunger Walk Logoesfuerzos locales están haciendo una gran diferencia … ¡y Usted es parte de ella! La caminata de CROP ha reconocido desde hace tiempo que ninguna organización puede satisfacer todas las necesidades críticas que surgen del hambre y la pobreza. Es por eso que nos asociamos con otros para recaudar fondos para nuestro Banco de Alimentos local de Second Harvest del Condado de Santa Cruz, así como también para el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias a nivel internacional.

Nuestra próxima caminata de CROP está programada para el sábado, 8 de octubre 2016. Inscríbase a las 8:30 am; camina a las 9:00 am. Se inicia la caminata en: Second Harvest Food Bank, 800 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville, CA 95076. La caminata es de 5,6 K (3,5 millas) a lo largo de Ohlone Parkway, Main Street, la calle Rodríguez, y la Calle Beach.

¿Necesita comida? Podemos ayudar.

Llame a la Línea de Emergencia para Alimentos para información y referencias para apoyar a las personas que necesitan alimentos: (831) 662-0991 de 8:00 am a 4:00 pm de lunes a viernes.




SOUPER Bowl of Caring // Souper Bowl de Cuidado

“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.”   

SOUPER Bowl of Caring

Want to make a play in the fight against hunger?  Join us as we join the S-O-U-P-E-R Bowl of Caring, collecting food and donations in worship on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.  All proceeds will be given to our own local Second Harvest Food Bank.  Since it started 25 years ago, SOUPER Bowl of caring has raised more than $100 million for local charities all across the county.  Help us share God’s love with those in need! 

Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk // La Caminata CROP Contra el Hambre del Valle de Pajaro

CROP Hunger Walk Logo

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Walk 5.6K (3.5 miles) rain or shine

Registration @ 9:00 am, Walk starts @ 9:30 am

Second Harvest Food Bank, 800 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville

 CROP Hunger Walk Stop Hunger graphic

Sábado, 18 de Octubre 2014

Caminata de 5.6K (3.5 millas) lluvia o sol

Inscripción a las 9:00 am
Comienza la Caminata a las 9:30 am

 Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk MAP Wats.


From Highway 1 (Monterey and Santa Cruz)
Take Riverside Drive/Highway 129 Exit West
Turn right on Lee Road
Turn Right on Beach Road
Turn left on Ohlone Parkway


De la Carretera 1 (Monterey y Santa Cruz)
Tome Riverside Drive/Highway 129 Salida Oeste
Vuelta a la derecha por Calle Lee
Vuelta a la derecha por Calle Beach
Vuelta a la izquierda Ohlone Parkway

SOUPER Bowl of Caring // SOUPER Bowl de Cuidado

Tackle Hunger on Sunday, February 2nd

Following Jesus is never a sport for sissies. It fact it can be pretty hard sometimes! To me, following Jesus means doing something more than just sitting for an hour in church on Sunday morning. Jesus calls us to live out our faith in concrete ways with people we haven’t even met yet.

Of course, that’s precisely why we enjoy changing a football game into the Souper Bowl—spell it with me now—S-O-U-P-E-R Bowl of caring, Souper Bowl de Cuidado.

We support the kids (and others!) holding up soup pots for donations after worship, because it gives us an opportunity to give and give generously. We know how important Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County is to Watsonville, and we want to show how much we care right here and right now.

Why do we do it? We want to do what Jesus said to do!  Join us in celebrating the SOUPER Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February 2nd!

P.S. Donations gratefully received year round!!  Designate your check SOUPER BOWL or bring your donated food items and help us fill our food barrels for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Gabby tackles hunger

Gabby tackles hunger