Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the rise of hunger has doubled in numbers in Orange County creating more than 400,000 people at risk of going hungry. The impact has devasted children, seniors living on fixed incomes, people with disabilities, and those without homes. And with unemployment at an all-time high in Orange County, there is an ever-increasing number of people who need our help to put food on the table. All of these people are looking to Second Harvest Food Bank for help.
The Second Harvest, Orange County, Food Bank warehouse is 58,000 square feet, with commercial refrigerators and freezers capable of handling 20 truckloads of perishable food. At the warehouse, volunteers receive and package about 26,000 boxes of food each month, for distribution to 50 sites across the county. The Food Bank provides donated food, USDA goods, and purchased food to non-profit agencies in Orange County that serve low-income families and individuals. Annually, the OC Food Bank is able to distribute more than 40 million pounds of food.
Seven Gives Food Drive will run from November 1st to December 10th and anyone is welcome to participate. We will be collecting several items including the following:
- Peanut Butter Jars
- Canned Meats (tuna, spam, chicken, roast beef, chili)
- Canned Vegetables
- Pop-Top, Easy Open Canned Foods
- Dry Foods (beans, rice pasta, cereal, mac & cheese, pancake mix, oatmeal)
- Snacks (granola bars, beef jerky, fruit leathers, energy bars)
- Drinks (juice boxes, bottled water, bottled coffee, bottle teas)
Please contact Seven Gables Real Estate if you would like to join us in giving back. We will have collection boxes located at our offices. Or you may contact your Seven Gables agent to pick up pre-bagged items from your front porch by our December 10th end date to deliver them to the Orange County Food Bank. Join the fight! To learn more about the OC Food Bank, visit ocfoodbank.org.