Who We Support
Who We Support
The Need in Orange County
It’s hard to believe, but Orange County is ranked 2nd in all of California for the number of adults that experienced hunger in 2009. Feeding America’s 2009 Map the Meal Gap reported that 13.1% of the total population of Orange County and 23.4% of children in the county did not have sufficient food to eat. All this, while we have an abundance of fresh food growing all around us. While backyard produce cannot solve our hunger problems alone, it is sustainable source of fresh, nutritious food for those in need.
Where We Donate
We rely on the existing emergency food network to distribute the harvest. We seek out local food pantries, churches, after school programs and service agencies feeding our neighbors in need within the communities we harvest. By harvesting and distributing locally, we minimize the distance between where food is grown and where it’s eaten.
Where Can You Donate Your Backyard Produce?
If you would like to harvest your own fruits and vegetables for donation, give us a call or send us an email. We’ll help you find the nearest distribution points in your neighborhood.
Our two local food banks are also wonderful places to drop off your backyard produce donations.
Orange County Food Bank
Address: 11870 Monarch St., Garden Grove, CA 92841
Hours to Drop Off: Mon – Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat. 9am – 1pm
Contact Number: (714) 897-6670
Second Harvest Food Bank
Address: 8014 Marine Way | Irvine, CA 92618
Hours to Drop Off: Mon – Sat 9am to 4pm
Contact Number: (949) 653-2900