OC Food Bank Provides Hope for Thanksgiving



Thousands of OC Families will Receive Much Needed Thanksgiving Meals

The OC Food Bank, a program of Community Action Partnership of Orange County, is celebrating this Thanksgiving season by ensuring that thousands of families in need will be able to enjoy a healthy, traditional meal this holiday season.

While most Orange County residents are combing through cook books getting ready for Thanksgiving, more than 174,000 others are wondering how they are going to put food on the table this year. Since 1979, the OC Food Bank’s annual holiday effort has distributed nutritious meals to individuals and families in low-income households and neighborhoods throughout Orange County.

With this year’s drought, many families have been unable to pay for the rising cost of fresh produce. The OC Food Bank is dedicated to providing fresh and nutritious produce to Orange County’s most vulnerable families. This holiday season, they will distribute thousands Thanksgiving meals complete with a turkey, green beans, stuffing, corn, cranberries, and potatoes.

In our county, the number of people living in poverty continues to grow. While many low-income families work or have income, they often do not have sufficient resources to meet basic needs due to low wages, high housing costs, rising food prices, cost of healthcare, and other economic problems that are making it harder for families to make ends meet.

With nearly one in four Orange County residents struggling to put food on the table, 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 low-income children, please contact (714) 897-6670 x3404, [email protected], or visit www.capoc.org/h4h. Together, we can eliminate hunger and poverty in Orange County.