About

ABOUT

OUR MISSION

To end hunger in Orange County.

OUR VISION

We are a purpose-driven organization committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure all are well fed. Providing dignified, equitable and consistent access to nutritious food creates a foundation for community health and is a catalyst for societal transformation.

OUR VALUES

  • COMPASSION
  • DIVERSITY
  • INTEGRITY
  • SERVICE EXCELLENCE
  • STEWARDSHIP

MEET THE TEAM

With hard work and dedication, our executive team and Board of Directors ensure everything possible is being done to provide food to those who need it
in Orange County.

Our Executive Team

  • Claudia Bonilla Keller, CEO
  • Jerry Creekpaum, Chief Operations Officer
  • Joyce Foley, Chief Financial Officer
  • Sara Bazant, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs
  • Jane Van Dyke, Director of Human Resources

Department Contacts

Our Board

CHAIR

  • Dave Coffaro, Strategic Advisory Consulting Group

VICE CHAIR

  • Kathy Bronstein, KB Bronstein Merchandising

SECRETARY

  • Katherine Le, Mortgage Service Providers

TREASURER

  • Joe Fuszard, Bank of America

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

  • Kate Klimow, University of California, Irvine

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Salman Alam, Western Digital
  • William Doyle, Kerlin Capital Group
  • Dan Grable, Goodman North America
  • David Hasenbalg, City National Bank
  • Melissa Hill, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions
  • Dareen Khatib, Orange County Department of Education
  • Brigid Noonan, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • John Ralls, Community HealthComm
  • Teddie Ray, El Sol Academy
  • Gregory Scott, Community Action Partnership OC
  • Heidi Sirota, Nationwide
  • John Votava, Ralphs and Food 4 Less
  • Maria Zildar Richards, Mazda North America

Second Harvest Food Bank is a 501[c]3 nonprofit organization. Our Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Event Committee members volunteer their time to serve the needs of Second Harvest and the hungry in Orange County without pay.

HARVESTERS

Harvesting Results

A legacy of timely, purposeful impact in Orange County.
In one of the most affluent areas of the country, 1 in 7 children in Orange County is food insecure. Finding enough food is an ongoing struggle for too many in our community.

Harvesters is a group of devoted women who work hard to ensure everyone in Orange County is well fed.
They are committed to raising awareness and critical funds to end hunger in OC by supporting Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB).

Since 1992, the annual Harvesters Fashion Show & Luncheon event has netted more than $12.5 million for Second Harvest, helping to feed hundreds of thousands of children, families and seniors over the years. 100% of Harvesters underwriting dollars goes directly to Second Harvest. The work is not done!

During the height of Covid-19:

  • As soon as SHFB shuttered its in-house volunteer operations, Harvesters became the first organization to provide pandemic relief to fund the unprecedented demand.
  • Members lent hands packing food boxes and volunteering at weekly food distribution events at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
  • Harvesters Innovative Service Awards provided critical funding to five pantry partners in our local community.

Harvesters Fashion Show & Luncheon. Celebrating our shared commitment to end hunger together.

A Special Thank You to Our 2021 Underwriters

Thank you to our 2021 underwriters, who went above and beyond in contributing to the success of our event.

We Feed OC: $75,000 and over

  • Anonymous
  • City National Bank
  • David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation
  • Schuyler Hodge Foundation**
  • Slavik Family Foundation
  • Ueberroth Family Foundation**

Fueling Minds $30,000 +

  • Anonymous
  • Bill, Roxanne and the Comrie Family
  • Erica & Jerry Fink
  • Tim & Laura Vanderhook

Empowering Families $10,000 +

  • American Advisors Group/ Jahangiri Family*
  • Steve & Sheral Burke
  • Iovanna Couig
  • The Duran Family
  • Susan & Mike Etchandy
  • Ellen Feldberg Gordon**
  • The Fry Family Foundation
  • Mr. Wayne Guenther & Mrs. Julia Post-Guenther
  • Jill Johnson-Tucker*
  • Dean & Randa Kim
  • Muth Families/ ORCO Block and Hardscape
  • Chad and Cari Peets
  • Carrie Quintanar
  • Nancy & Arn Youngman

Offering Hope $2,500 +

  • Lori & Darin Anderson
  • Anonymous
  • Laura Baratta
  • Hal & Krystal Barkate/Barkate Orthodontics
  • Evelyn Best & Shea Ward*
  • Wendy & Michael Braun
  • The Richard K. Bridgford Family
  • Kacey Bruno
  • Bradley & Tracy Buchholz
  • Erika & Thos Carson
  • Paige Poliquin Collins
  • Alison & Lang Cottrell
  • Kim & Dick Crawford
  • Tim & Michelle Dean
  • Roxanne & Anna DePalma*
  • Dior
  • Reesa and Hirad Emadi
  • ESDI
  • Essex Mortgage
  • Christy Flanagan
  • Jordan Floriani
  • Rachel Fowler*
  • David & Lisa Gambill Real Estate
  • Shveta Goel & Kate Boundy*
  • Gena Griffin
  • Stephanie Grody
  • Joelle & Michael Hamontree
  • Katy & Doug Hanke
  • Barry L. Hoeven Charitable Trust
  • Crisi & Paul Hosea
  • Nathalie & Todd Hymel
  • Moira Kamgar
  • Nour Kasm & Alia Batniji
  • Jassel Kaye
  • Melissa and Scott Knode*
  • Corre Larkin
  • Marianne Larkin
  • Joyce & John Lee*
  • Mandy & Chris Lee
  • Robert & Terry Lee
  • Donna Longo
  • Lugano Diamonds
  • Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas K. Lumpkin
  • Manifest Utopia
  • Yvette & Kevin McCarthy*
  • Jessie McCormick*
  • Trisha & Rory McKinney
  • Jamie McKinnon
  • Tim & Katie Miller
  • Claudia M. Morehead*
  • Kaelyn & CJ Noecker
  • Michele O'Leary-Koll**
  • People United for Christ, Inc.
  • Sanita Family
  • Joe & Marilyn Schoeningh
  • Jennifer & Anton Segerstrom
  • Six Dragonflies Capital
  • Ann Smyth
  • Selly & Jeff Straight
  • Julie & Delson Ting Donor Advisor Fund
  • Debbie Watts
  • Stephanie & Todd Watts
  • Kylette & Brendan Welch
  • Jackie Willis
  • The Wittkop Family
  • Christy Ye
  • Kathy & Arne Youngman

Ensuring Nutrition: $50,000 +

  • Anonymous
  • Jacquie & Michael Casey*
  • Casey Lesher / Coldwell Banker

Ending Hunger $15,000 +

  • Argyros Foundation
  • Peter & Kate Carlton
  • Susan & Spencer Croul
  • Gail & Ed Haft
  • Peter and Mary Russo Family Foundations/Marianne Nahin & Kristen Gooding
  • Keiko Sakamoto & Bill Witte**

Dignifying Access $5,000 +

  • Anonymous
  • Robert & Julia Beaton*
  • Tammi Belcher
  • CM & Edna P. Cotton Family Foundation
  • Cameran & Josh Davis
  • Leah Decono
  • Florie Family
  • Gem-Pack Berries, LLC.
  • Jenny & Jeff Gross
  • The Gyulay Family
  • David & Diana Hasenbalg
  • Courtney & Harald Herrmann
  • The Honest Company
  • Georgina Jacobson
  • Nicole & Steve Joseph
  • Anna & Christos Karmis
  • Denice & Michael Kron*
  • Heather Madden*
  • Liz McKinley
  • Tim & Katie Miller
  • Stephen & Regina Oswald Foundation
  • Sheila Peterson**
  • Phileo Foundation
  • The Pribus Family Foundation
  • Teddie Ray**
  • Amber Smith
  • Kamri & AG Spanos
  • Julie Ann Ulcickas
  • Valaree Wahler*

Community $1,500 +

  • Allison Olmstead Design
  • Anonymous*
  • Analisa Albert
  • Laura & James Baratta
  • Jennifer Bartz*
  • Erika & Ross Bourne
  • Kathy Bronstein*
  • Kristie & Jim Caggiano*
  • The Carlton Family
  • Dana Chou
  • Laura Constantiner*
  • Bart & Natalie DeClark Charitable Fund
  • Tracy Di Giorgio
  • Joan and Bob Dubrish*
  • Naomi Edwards
  • Sandy Fainbarg
  • Branden & Ashley Fella, Fella Real Estate
  • Law Offices of Michael P. Farrell*
  • Lauren Franke
  • Lauren Friedman
  • Shelley Geiler*
  • Cari Beth Hoyt*
  • Emily Irwin
  • Zeina Jafar Collins
  • Jessica Johnson
  • Kim Family
  • Christine Kong*
  • The Krebs Family*
  • Jennifer & James Lee*
  • Michelle Linovitz*
  • Manfred Orthodontics
  • Irene Martino
  • Kasia Mays
  • Kate McAslan*
  • Mrs. Cindi Morales
  • Yvonne Moyano
  • Newton Family Fund
  • Orange Aluminum*
  • Pilates Plus OC
  • Robin & Lisa Interiors
  • Suzan Lee Paek
  • Alex Parker
  • Nazanin Saidi
  • Jodi & Tony Salerno
  • Julie & Brad Taylor
  • The Walseth Family
  • Cristin Wertman
  • Lauren Westberg
  • Sharon Wohl
  • Lauren Wong
  • Monica & Andrew Wood

**Special Fund Donor
*City National Bank matching campaign

2021 Partners and Sponsors

Our 29th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon would not be possible without the support of our generous partners and sponsors.

2021 Luxury Fashion Show Partners

Harvesters is honored to partner with South Coast Plaza’s luxury fashion brands for our runway fashion show.

Harvesters Members

CHAIRMAN

  • Veronica Slavik

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Ashley Fella
  • Kenna Florie
  • Gail Haft
  • Nathalie Hymel
  • Joyce Lee
  • Trisha McKinney
  • Laura Vanderhook

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Susan Etchandy
  • Jill Johnson-Tucker*
  • Jennifer Segerstrom
  • Ann Smyth
  • Jennifer Van Bergh*

MEMBERS

  • Lori Anderson
  • Laura Baratta
  • Julia Beaton
  • Tawnya Bond
  • Yvonne Bosu
  • Wendy Braun
  • Kacey Bruno
  • Kristie Caggiano
  • Kate Carlton
  • Paige Collins
  • Alison Cottrell
  • Susan Croul
  • Cameran Davis
  • Tracy Di Giorgio
  • Denice Dusablon-Kron
  • Erica Fink
  • Christy Flanagan
  • Lauren Franke
  • Joelle Hamontree
  • Nicole Joseph
  • Moira Kamgar
  • Melissa Knode
  • Christine Kong
  • Micaela Lumpkin
  • Irene Martino
  • Kasia Mays
  • Liz McKinley
  • Jamie McKinnon
  • Cindi Morales
  • Claudia Morehead
  • Yvonne Moyano
  • Suzan Lee Paek
  • Julia Post-Guenther
  • Jodi Salerno
  • Amber Smith
  • Robin Weller
  • Lauren Wong
  • Monica Wood
  • Stephanie Workman

SUSTAINING MEMBERS

  • Krystal Barkate
  • Susan Bridgford
  • Kathryn Cenci
  • Teresa Joanning Farrell
  • Crisi Hosea
  • Yvette McCarthy
  • Michelle Merage
  • Allison Olmstead
  • Alex Parker
  • Teddie Ray
  • Selly Straight
  • Julie Taylor

*Founders

QUESTIONS?

For assistance or more information, email [email protected]

CAREERS

Would you like to go to work knowing that every day you’ll be making a real difference in the lives of at-risk people in your community?

At Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. Every moment of your workday will directly impact our mission to provide food for those who need it, when they need it.

Come join our upbeat, collaborative team who are improving lives every day by taking hunger off the table.

Click here to see available jobs.

GETTING TO SECOND HARVEST

Second Harvest Food Bank is located near the Great Park in Irvine on Marine Way near Sand Canyon Road. The food bank is not open to the public at this time. If you have an appointment with a staff member, please use the map and directions provided here as your GPS may give faulty directions.

Map and directions to Second Harvest Food Bank

CLICK HERE

PLEASE NOTE: The food bank can no longer accept individual food donations at our distribution center. For those wishing to donate food, please click here to find a food pantry near you that will accept your donation.

Map and directions to the Harvest Solutions Farm

CLICK HERE

Second Harvest Food Bank’s Harvest Solutions Farm is located in Irvine, just a few miles from the food bank.