$15 Donation to Help Feed Underserved People

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In a Nutshell

Donations provide 30 underserved individuals with milk, vegetables, fruit, pasta, and meat for five days

The Fine Print

100% of donations go directly to The Orange County Food Bank, a program of Community Action Partnership of Orange County. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Food Insecurity in Orange County

In 2010, more than 33% of adults in Orange County experienced food insecurity, according to data from California Food Policy Advocates. This means that 211,000 people had insufficient food on a regular basis and lacked the resources to maintain a nutritious diet. To supplement their diet, many of these people regularly turn to food banks. After the holidays, however, food-bank reserves become low while demand remains constant.

The Campaign: Distributing Food to Underserved People

If 30 people donate $15 to this Grassroots campaign, then Orange County Food Bank can provide five days' worth of nutritious food for 30 underserved individuals. Each person will receive one bag of food, which includes items such as milk, cold cereal, fruit or canned vegetables, pasta, beef, and soup. Each additional $15 raised will provide five day's worth of food for another underserved individual.

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Orange County Food Bank

A program of Community Action Partnership of Orange County, the Orange County Food Bank distributes 19 million pounds of food annually, serving 900,000 people directly. It also provides food and personal-care items to more than 400 other helping organizations including churches, shelters, and senior centers. At the food bank's warehouse, volunteers receive and package 23,000 boxes of food each month, which its clients can pick up at 50 sites across the county.

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