On Saturday May 11, 2019 the Community Action Partnership’s OC Food Bank, along with food banks across the country, are partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in an effort to “Stamp out Hunger.” Local Letter Carriers will be picking up non-perishable food donations left at mailboxes and deliver them to local food banks, including the OC Food Bank. Last year, 264,306 pounds were brought in to the OC Food Bank, and over 71 million pounds nationally.
As a collective effort, Eagle Community Credit Union, the Mark and Diane Montgomery Foundation, UFCW 324, Second Harvest Food Bank, and CAP OC were the fantastic sponsors to purchase over the bags for this drive. These bags will be distributed to neighborhoods throughout the community, and we are asking the public to collect non-perishable food and place them in the bag by their mailbox on Saturday May 11, 2019. Non-perishable foods include canned meats, canned vegetables, bottled and boxed juices, water and dry goods such as noodles, rice, sugar and beans. The goal for this year would to bring in 300,000 pounds of food to the OC Food Bank.
“There are thousands of vulnerable families, seniors, and children in Orange County, and all across our country who are dealing with food insecurity” said Gregory C. Scott, President & CEO of CAP OC. “This food drive is a premier opportunity to support local communities and make a huge impact in the lives of others by simply setting food donations by their mailbox,” Scott adds.
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 one of 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, senior, 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.