Stories

  • It’s National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month, an annual awareness campaign that encourages us to learn about nutrition, develop healthy eating habits and discover the fun of being physically active. At Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, we strive to provide everyone in Orange County with the nutrition they need to grow and excel in life. Read More
  • We’re Completing the Cold Chain

    Last spring, here at Second Harvest we completely revamped our focus to proactively purchase fresh nutrition for those in need, ensuring a steady pipeline of protein, dairy, eggs, fruits and vegetables to our approximately 300 partner and program sites. All that fresh fare requires the right refrigeration, and we’ve created a cold chain ensuring peak freshness along the journey into the hands of those in need. Read More
  • “It’s Like Including Family in Our Charitable Giving.”

    What keeps long-time volunteer Jill Wilson connected with Second Harvest? She knows her contributions matter and she feels a deep sense of commitment to helping ensure all are well fed for years to come. Read More
  • Introducing Harvest Solutions Farm

    The launch of the Harvest Solutions Farm and the ability to deliver our locally grown produce is a great way to help ensure all are well fed in Orange County. Watch Video
  • Working Families Struggle in Orange County

    The modest income of a commercial baker combined with the high cost of living in Orange County have put undue financial strain on his family. What started as challenging become unbearable once the pandemic hit. Watch Video
  • Senior Hunger in Orange County

    Rosa is 70 years old and lives on a fixed income. Medical bills and the high cost of living in Orange County make it difficult for her to afford enough food. Adding to her challenges, once the pandemic hit Rosa was no longer able to go out to the pantries that offer food assistance. Watch Video
  • Student Hunger in Orange County

    Not having access to food has been very difficult. College students shouldn’t have to worry about what they’re going to eat. They should be thinking about finishing assignments and studying for their exams. Watch Video
  • The Face of the Newly Vulnerable

    Before the pandemic, most would think Stephen’s life was a good one. Comfortable even. Stephen and his wife were both working and the challenges of day-to-day life with two jobs and two daughters (2 years old and 5 years old) were easy enough to manage. Then COVID-19 arrived. Watch Video
  • Hope When It’s Needed

    Trapped. That’s how many of us feel. We want to go somewhere. Anywhere really. Not being able to see family and friends can add an extra layer of gloom to the confinement created by this pandemic. For those with loved ones that are long distances away, the challenge of getting back together only adds another layer. Read More