OC Food Bank Celebrates National Family Volunteer Day

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NFVD BoyLOCAL COMPANIES GATHERED AT OC FOOD BANK IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY

Families Break Food Bank Record for the Largest Numbered of Food Boxes Assembled in One Day

On Saturday, November 22nd, more than 1,500 volunteers representing ten of Orange County’s local companies broke the OC Food Bank record for the largest number of food boxes assembled in one day. Families assembled 34,887 (prior record was 32,435) food boxes that will be delivered to at-risk local seniors throughout the holiday season.

The OC Food Bank, a program of Community Action Partnership of Orange County, is ensuring that thousands of seniors living on fixed incomes will receive the food they need to remain healthy this holiday season and live independently in their own homes. With this year’s drought, many seniors have been unable to pay for the rising cost of groceries. The OC Food Bank’s National Family Volunteer Day is dedicated to providing nutritious shelf-stable food to Orange County’s most vulnerable seniors.

The family members of employees from the Disneyland Resort, Wells Fargo, Ingram Micro, First American, Experian, KPMG-LLP, Edison International, Broadcom, Pacific Life, and Trane worked side by side to package 506 tons of food, making this one of the largest National Family Volunteer Days events in the country.

With nearly one in four Orange County residents struggling to put food on the table this Thanksgiving, the OC Food Bank is calling on the public to support hungry children, working families, and seniors by participating in their Hope for the Holidays Campaign. If you are interested in more information on how you can help end hunger this holiday season and feed Orange County’s most vulnerable, please contact (714) 897-6670 x3404, [email protected], or visit www.capoc.org/h4h. Together, we can eliminate hunger and poverty in Orange County.

ABOUT COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF ORANGE COUNTY

With leadership and results dating back to 1965, Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC) has evolved into Orange County’s most comprehensive anti-hunger and poverty relief organization. CAPOC’s aim is to make a positive impact in people’s lives by helping them meet basic needs and strengthen their support system. Our position within Orange County allows us to identify neighborhood concerns and find unique solutions. We have a stake in the health of our community and have the ability to create real change in the lives of low-income children, families, seniors, and veterans. By acting as a resource for ending hunger and poverty, our organization improves the health of our community. We mobilize and direct resources to programs that assist, educate, and promote self-sufficiency.