A new study by Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Feeding America shows that more than 277,000 people in Orange County need the help of Second Harvest and its community partners to feed themselves and their families. Many in our community are too often are confronted with choices between paying for food and paying for other essentials. This study presents a revealing snapshot of the people served by Second Harvest - their circumstances, the challenges they face and the choices they are forced to make while trying to make ends meet on extremely limited household incomes. Please take a few minutes to read it. It will show you that the face of hunger is one you might recognize.
Since 1992, the Harvesters have been dedicated to serving Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. The Harvesters Luncheon and Fashion Show is brought to you entirely by many dedicated volunteers, allowing 100% of every underwriting dollar to be sent directly to Second Harvest. The event will be held at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and is presented by South Coast Plaza.
Bank of America is teaming up with Feeding America's network of food banks nationwide for the annual Give A Meal campaign. September 8th through December 31st, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will donate $2 for every $1 donated, tripling the impact of your donation. For more information, and to make a donation, visit BankofAmerica.com/Give and be sure to enter your Orange County zip code when prompted to designate your donation to Second Harvest, or "Your Local Food Bank". For every dollar donated, Second Harvest will be able to provide 9 meals to people in Orange County who need it most.
On Tuesday, November 25th, we will celebrate the many ways in which our communities help those in need: the businesses and individuals who so generously support our work. Second Harvest Food Bank invites you to sponsor the 2014 "No Lunch" Lunch, our signature fundraising event. As we begin our 31st year of working to end hunger in Orange County, we turn our focus to our community- the many communities of caring, support and hope for a better future. For sponsorship information, please click here.