- Food Drive -
The numbers to beat from 2009:  $54,729.68 & 1,753 lbs. of food

This is our 8th annual food drive in collaboration with  Second Harvest Food Bank.  We will have food collection barrels out
from 11/24 through the first of the year.  Monetary donations up to $500 each will be matched by The Severns Family
Foundation with a total cap of $30,000.

Our goal for this year is $80,000

Click here to see a feature on us in Second Harvest's latest annual report.

Current total: $84,106.40
(Updated 1/10/11 - Severns Foundation remaining matching funds: $0)

The Severns-Pease Christmas Display has now raised over 1,000,000 pounds of food since 2003

Press / Awards page for more details

Opening Night: $21,561.70  - 300 lbs
Week 1: $15,506.60 - 700 lbs
Week 2: $5,301.70 - 500 lbs
Week 3: $15,746.30 - 500 lbs
Week 4: $8.273.00 - 400 lbs
Week 5: $9,684.40 - 300 lbs
Week 6: $8,012.70- 0 lbs

Donate Online @ Second Harvest's Vitural Food Drive

All online donations are matched (up to $500)

The Virtual Food Drive allows you to shop for and purchase food on their website.  Since they buy in bulk and know what
foods they need, this is the best way to stretch your donation dollar.  You can also just donate a specific amount of money and
not choose any specific foods (even easier).   

Checks payable to: Second Harvest Food Bank
can be mailed to:

Dave & Sharon Severns
1168 Tangerine Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

If you decide to bring food (we match food at $1 for every 2.5 lbs.)  please review the following recommendations from
Second Harvest:


The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable foods:
Please avoid donating items in glass containers (they break and make a mess).

Powdered milk
Peanut butter
Low sugar cereal
Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
Canned foods with pop-top lids


Bulk rice
Bulk flour
Bulk sugar

Mini Marshmellows
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