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Join the MAH in November and Support Second Harvest

Posted by on November 1, 2011

Like food? Like art?

So do most people in Santa Cruz County. As a museum that is dedicated to being a strong community center for everyone, we’re thrilled to team up with the Second Harvest Food Bank for the month of November to support their work ending hunger in our region. If you buy a new membership in November at any level, the MAH will donate $10 of that membership fee to Second Harvest. Throughout the month, Second Harvest will be present at museum events, with a big kick-off at November Free First Friday featuring healthy food made and sold to support feeding hungry families.

It may seem strange for a museum and a food bank to partner up in this way. Our missions are pretty different on the surface, but fundamentally, we’re both focused on providing people with sustenance–creative, physical, emotional, intellectual–to feed both body and soul. I believe strongly that our museum has to be a good community partner to be a good community center. Partnerships like this one allow people to make new connections–between art and food, between history and hunger–that ultimately bring us closer together as a community and support our growth as a society.

Please celebrate this partnership with us in November by becoming a MAH member, buying a gift membership for a friend, and enjoying our fabulous food-themed events throughout the month. These include Free First Friday (November 4), Bubbles and Cheer tasting night (November 10), Play with your Food family art workshops (November 12), and a radical craft night with a food component (November 18).