Meet Ann! Our work feeding food insecure families in OC would not be possible without our team of dedicated volunteers! See how #WeFeedOC
with Ann’s help: 👋🏾She’s been volunteering with us for more than nine years! ⚖With her help, we’ve provided more than 21 million meals to families in OC. 🍎 Three years ago Ann became one of our first Volunteer Captains!
Meet Carl! For more than 6 years, Carl has been helping us feed OC by: 🛣 Driving more than 89,972 miles to pick up Grocery Rescue product and deliver fresh food to the community. 🌽 With Carl’s help, we can provide fresh meat, dairy, deli, produce and more to food insecure families in OC! 🚚 Carl helps us bridge the gap between fresh nutritious food and those in need by operating our temperature controlled trucks! #WeFeedOC
Meet Jason! He has spent nearly four years with us and is our Operations Manager Food Sourcing and Receiving. See how #WeFeedOC
with Jason’s help: 👋🏾 He researches and develops relationships with food industry donors to create sustainable sourcing programs. ⚖ He has helped source 35 million pounds of Grocery Rescue food! 🍽 In 2017 alone, Jason’s efforts helped provide more than 20 million meals to families in OC!
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the food that grocery stores don’t sell? 🏬 Nearly 250 grocery stores have signed on to help us feed OC through our Grocery Rescue program! 🍎 Grocery Rescue accounts for over 40% of all donations we receive 👪 This program has helped us feed 250,000 hungry and food insecure families throughout OC for more than 10 years!
This is how #WeFeedOC
Help us Stuff our Truck at our #feedsocal
event ! Catch us on @abc7la
until 6:30pm tonight.
We are excited about #RedNoseDay
! Have you purchased your Red Nose from Walgreens yet? Each purchase of a red nose helps end childhood poverty. Tune in to NBC to catch the #RedNoseSpecial
to support! #WeFeedOC
Meet Linda! Drivers like Linda help us deliver 21.6 million meals of food throughout Orange County each year. For the last 3 years, Linda has been a driving force in how #WeFeedOC
: 🚛She has been driving for @feedingamerica
food banks for the last 13 years. 🚘She’s our only driver who is also an on-site Program Coordinator. 👋🏽Linda is looking forward to building relationships with OC seniors and site managers while driving the Park-It Market!
Meet Ellie! She has spent nearly five years with us and is our Community Programs Manager. See how #WeFeedOC
with Ellie’s help: 🚌Last week, she helped to create and launch our Park-It Market – the first free, full-service walk-up market in the US! 🇺🇸She played a key role in creating Second Harvest’s first Permanent School Pantry in the County! 📚 With Ellie’s help, our Mobile School Pantry Program has grown from two to 30 since 2013!
What has 14 wheels, 6,000 pounds of nutritious food and makes up to 20 stops a week to provide food for low and fixed income seniors?
Our Park-It Market! See how #WeFeedOC
with our latest innovation: ⏰This project took 4 years of hard work and research to come to life! 🍽 1,000 seniors will benefit from the Park-It Market each week! ♥️The Park-It Market will provide 1 million meals to seniors each year!
In honor of our 35th anniversary, we want to share HOW we feed more than 250,000 people each month.
For one week each month, we’ll highlight a program, staff member and driver who are fueling our fight against hunger in OC! Stay tuned to see how #WeFeedOC
What an amazing Park-It Market Launch! Thank you to all our supporters and attendees! The Park-It Market was
custom-built to feed Seniors in our community! Together we are working hard to #FeedOC
Hope to see you on the road soon 👋
Our wonderful CEO Nicole Suydam was honored with an @ocbizjournal
Women of the Year award for her business savvy and dedication to our mission to #EndHungerinOC
Thanks to @walmart
we were able to deliver a truck to our community partner @vineyardanaheim
! This vehicle would be able to help pick up more fresh food for hungry children, Seniors, families and veterans! Swipe right to see us on the road to #FeedOC
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” Acceptance Speech at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony,
December 10, 1964 #MLK #EndHungerinOC #WeFeedOC
Want to start the new year by giving back? We currently have OPEN shifts to volunteer at our Distribution Center Tuesday-Friday! Learn more at FeedOC.org! #WeFeedOC
Thank you for making so many smiles possible! Merry Christmas from all of us at Second Harvest.