Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Mission To end hunger in Orange County
Strategy Statement We solicit and coordinate donations, grants, fundraising, food drives, food rescue, harvesting and volunteers to supply food, education and advocacy for the hungry through non-profit partners and direct feeding programs. We constantly seek innovative cost effective ways to reach people.
Member Agencies The Food Bank currently serves over 470 member charities that reach the hungry, including church pantries, shelters, senior centers, rehabilitation centers, and many other emergency assistance organizations.
Clients In partnership with over 470 member charities, the Food Bank helps feed more than 240,000 individuals each month. Those served include the working poor, children, seniors on fixed incomes, single parents, the disabled, the homeless and individuals experiencing medical emergencies or recent job layoffs.
Food Sources The primary work of the Food Bank is acquiring and distributing donated and surplus food. Food sources include local grocery stores and supermarket chains, food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants, trade shows, harvesting efforts, food drives, the government, and private individuals.
Efficiency Each dollar donated provides about 3 meals to the hungry in our community. 94.6 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our hunger relief programs.