Help the hungry: donate to people in need of food and get free bowling

Many of us, myself included, enjoy going out to eat and do it relatively often, but not everyone has this luxury. Lots of folks in Santa Cruz County don’t even have enough food to eat at home, and you can make a difference in their lives this holiday season (as well as any time of year that you’re feeling generous). If you’re a bowling fan, you can even be rewarded for your donation. Santa Cruz bowling alley Boardwalk Bowl is conducting a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. If you bring in a can of food anytime until December 31, you get one game of bowling for free. Limit of one free game per person, per day. All donations will be given to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County. For more information on this promotion, call Boardwalk Bowl at (831) 426-3324

Second Harvest Food Bank (831-722-7110, located in Watsonville) distributes 7.2 million pounds of food per year to local families, children, individuals and seniors in our community through over 180 agencies and programs. Hunger is an issue for nearly 1 in 4 children today across Santa Cruz County. You can donate to this worthy cause online — every $1 you give translates to $8 worth of food that Second Harvest distributes.

Boardwalk Bowl Location: 115 Cliff Street, Santa Cruz 95060

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