In partnership with local farmers in Orange County, we arrange for food pantries/food banks to glean/harvest free, fresh organic produce for the low income communities they serve. We also pick up produce directly from the farms and make delivers to soup kitchens, veteran's organizations, elementary schools, churches and many other social service providers in the area for food distribution. In 2012, we were able to donate 270,000 lbs. of produce to participating organizations, from Orange County to Los Angeles County. Through these food donations we were able to provide families withhealthy food alternatives. Healthy choices are established through this continued outreach and many children are able to experience fresh produce for the first time over 100,000 people this growing season alone. Please help us meet the need in our community!
We are working on this year's project to increase our intake of fresh produce for our hungry and low income families here in Orange County, California by buying straight from our partner farmers. This will allow us to bring more healthy fresh produce to our local communities. Working with over 16 food banks, food pantries and food kitchens that have seldom receive fresh produce. This gives us a greater opportunity to distribute healthy choices to our families. Healthy eating, knowledge of good food choice and habits will result with not only fed families, but healthier families. With fresh produce comes no preservatives, added salt or sugars, just guaranteed goodness.