Your generous contribution of food, funds and time supports the many programs of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. These programs benefit more than 240,000 individuals each month at food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, after-school programs, senior citizen centers and other non-profit organizations dedicated to helping those in need. Our partner organizations and our programs allow us to distribute 1.5 million pounds of food each month.
We have programs that focus on helping seniors, children, and families. They also advocate for nutrition, and promote CalFresh (the food stamp program). They provide emergency food assistance, and fresh produce. We are also able to rescue food from grocery stores and provide it directly to our partners.
People who seek assistance in Orange County come from a variety of backgrounds. These individuals and families may be your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends or even your family. Many of them are the working poor. Each month they must pay for transportation, housing and utilities, and then hope that with their limited resources they can provide a month's supply of food for their family. If you know someone in need of help, please visit our get help section.
Many of those served by our 340 partner organizations have recently lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and some have to deal with overwhelming healthcare expenses. You can read more about the real stories our partner organizations shared with us in Community Voices.