Anaheim, California 2020-11-19 22:00:18 –
Bright and caffeinated Bre Piantanida, a volunteer engagement supervisor at Irvine’s Second Harvest Food Bank, spoke her instructions to the first shift of 40 volunteers through a glittering personalized loudspeaker.
The Honda Center and Anaheim Ducks crew arrived on Thursday morning, November 19th, and began packing 7,000 boxes of Thanksgiving meals for holiday drive-through distribution at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The distribution of Thanksgiving days is expected to feed an estimated 29,000 people.
Approximately 240 volunteers pack the boxes at the food bank for three days. I would like to express my gratitude. Second Harvest and Community Action Partnership OCFood Bank will offer 1,300 turkeys, 7,000 pies, £ 13,000 potatoes and £ 175,000 boxed food at its 34th annual event. Community meals.
Harald Hermann, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, told volunteers gathered in the Irvine parking lot before leaving to pack the boxes: All these organizations and many others have come together and are there for the community at this great need. It represents something special beyond food. That is hope. We are the ones who are gathering to serve others. “
Founder Frank Garcia, an Anaheim restaurant owner, began offering Thanksgiving meals to Orange County residents in front of his restaurant 34 years ago. Starting with about 3,000 people, we have made exponential efforts.
“Everyone needs to give a plate to a hungry neighbor in the world, but sometimes people don’t care,” he said. “Now we have to care. We have to take care of everyone.”
Orange County families who need turkey and other groceries to prepare their Thanksgiving meals can stop by one of the drive-through holiday food distributions for the next few days.
Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis and supply is last. Some are restricted by place of residence. Here are some options:
Available to anyone:
Friday, November 20: 119 N. Bush St in Santa Ana. From 4 pm to 6 pm. Up to 300 turkeys, fresh food and dairy products.
Open to residents in District 4 of Supervisor Doug Chafy:
Saturday, November 21st: 9am, 1151N in Anaheim. La Palma Parkway.
Open to residents of Supervisor Don Wagner’s Third District:
Saturday, November 21st: 7600E in Anaheim from 9:40 am to 1:15 pm. At Yobarinda Regional Park on La Palma Avenue.
Monday, November 23: 9:40 am to 1:15 pm El Modena Family Resource Center, 18672 E. Center Avenue, Orange.
Tuesday, November 24: From 9:40 am to 1:15 pm at the Irvine Civic Center at Civic Center Plaza 1 in Irvine.
Prepping 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners for community to take home – Orange County Register Source link Prepping 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners for community to take home – Orange County Register