There are an estimated 615,000 individuals who struggle with hunger in Orange County and of these people 77% of them do not qualify for government food assistance programs and solely rely on food banks for all of their meals.
Newport Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011
On April 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Second Harvest Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry along with enthusiastic Bisnar│Chase staff members will be at the Southwest Community Center passing out fresh food to local families and individuals. In less than half a day, the staff will provide almost 4,000 meals that will reach around 200 families of Santa Ana, California. Bisnar|Chase is proud to be directly involved in bringing a lifeline of much-needed assistance to people that otherwise would not have been given it.
Mobile Pantry Brings Food Straight to the People Who Need it Most
The Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Pantry program gives individuals and businesses an opportunity to contribute to their community by delivering fruit, vegetables, and dry goods to the people who need it most. Each week the pantries are setup and with each truck delivery they provide an estimated 5,000 pounds of fresh produce and food items to Orange County residents.
Hunger is an Epidemic
It affects people from all demographics. There are an estimated 615,000 individuals who struggle with hunger in Orange County and of these people 77% of them do not qualify for government food assistance programs and solely rely on food banks for all of their meals.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County – a member of Feeding America– is the largest private hunger relief organization in the county, partnering with more than 470 charitable organizations to feed an average of 240,000 people each month. Since 1983, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has distributed more than 272 million pounds of safe and nutritious surplus food. For every dollar that is donated, 94.6 cents goes directly to hunger-relief programs. To learn more, please visit http://www.feedoc.org.
About Southwest Community Center
Founded in 1970 by Annie Mae Tripp, a domestic worker with seven children, the Southwest Community Center has been serving the low-income residents of Orange County for more than 35 years. Their mission is to provide the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, household items, referral services and other support services to the homeless, low-income and economically disadvantaged in an effort to enable them to become or retain self-sufficiency.
Annie Mae embarked on her mission by serving meals of soup and bread to 12 homeless men from her garage and by 1971 she was able to rent a building for the purpose of ministry to the poor. Along with three extraordinary women, Betty Thompson, Jean Forbath, and Bernice Randford, Annie Mae sought out churches, people and organizations for support. Annie Mae’s legacy lives on through the center and now provides 10,000 meals a month, distributes food baskets, clothing and provides many other services to those in need.
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