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The Food Bank holds several special events and food drives throughout the year which serve as critical sources of funding and food for many of our programs. If you're interested in giving back to your community, sponsoring an event or holding a food drive is a great way to get involved with Second Harvest!

Would you like Second Harvest to be a part of your event?
Please fill out our Community Events Application and email it to, or fax to (949) 653-0700.

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Events & Food Drives


OC Fair We Care Wednesday

When: July 16, 2014 12:00-3:00 pm
Where: OC Fair


Wednesday, July 16th is the We Care Wednesday Food Drive at the OC Fair. Bring 5 cans of food and receive one free admission and one free carnival ride! These donations help the many families who experience additional hardship imposed during the summer months when school is not in session. Many of the more than 46% of children who receive free and reduced price lunches at school no longer have access to that food and many families turn to us and our agencies to help make up the gap. Your generous donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Orange County Food Bank.

Giving Guidelines:

  • Prepare to arrive early to donate items at the blue/yellow/green gates
  • Donate bwetween 12-3pm
  • Free tickets will not be issued after 3pm
  • Guest must be present with donation to receive FREE ticket
  • Guest will receive one ticket and one carnival ride per person (per 5 can donation)


Angels Food Drive

When: July 18-19, 2014
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

The 18th annual Angels Canned Food Drive, will be held Friday, July 18th through Saturday the 19th at Angel Stadium. During the Angels' weekend series vs. Seattle, fans will have the opportunity to donate canned or non-perishable food, and receive tickets to an upcoming Angels home game. Collection barrels will be in front of the Home Plate Gate and inside Gates 1 and 4 starting two hours prior to game time through the second inning.

Fans that donate 10 or more canned food items or donate $10+ will  be entered to win autographed Angels items. The first 150 donors of $10 or 10 cans each day will also receive two tickets to an upcoming Angels home game. Additionally, for every dollar donated over the weekend's food drive, Wells Fargo will match the donations up to $5,000. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.  


3rd Annual Feed SoCal Stuff a Truck Food Drive

When: Friday July 25, 2014
Where: Vons store
            186 E. 17th St.
            Costa Mesa, CA

ABC7, Vons, ESPN LA 710, and Southern California regional food banks are partnering up for the 3rd Annual Feed SoCal Food Drive to provide food to the hungry in our communities. The Stuff a Truck Food Drive is part of the month-long "Feed SoCal" hunger awareness campaign. Come visit the Vons store in Costa Mesa on July 25th for the day-long food drive to help fight hunger. There are nearly 400,000 people in Orange County who are experiencing hunger, and this food drive helps food banks get food to those who need it most.

To participate in the Feed SoCal campaign, visit your local Vons or Vons Pavillions store during the month of July and purchase a $5 donation bag filled with nutritious food such as cereal, tuna, and peanut butter. These donations help fight hunger in Southern California communities.

Coffee and Pie with Nicole Suydam, CEO

When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2pm
Where: Polly's Pies
            23701 Moulon Parkway
            Laguna Hills, CA 92653

You are invited to coffee and pie with Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County's CEO, Nicole Suydam. This is an informal gathering of friends to hear and discuss Nicole's thoughts about the food bank and her vision for the future. Please RSVP to Kristen Miller by July 7th at 949.653.2900 ext. 131 or

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Izzy and the Candy Palace

This charming children’s book was written by a local nine-year old girl to help feed hungry children in our community. 100% of the profits from every book sold go to support our Kids Cafe program! Visit to preview the book and place your order.



Fight Hunger with Duke’s Huntington Beach

Choose two courses from the Duo Menu for $21 and Duke’s will donate $1 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Duo menu available Monday-Friday, 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Duke’s Huntington Beach
317 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Red Brick Pizza Café Brea - One for One

Every Monday
Buy a meal on Monday at RedBrick Pizza Café Brea and they will donate a meal to a hungry person in need – One for One
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