How to help others others in April

Second Harvest Food Bank gift card collection

The Mission and Service April Collection is dedicated to the Second Harvest Food Bank OC. During this past year, in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Second Harvest Food Bank of OC has had to completely change the way they do the business of feeding those in need in Orange County. Their monthly need has grown from feeding about 250,000 people per month to nearly 600,000.

They can no longer have “normal” food drives because they can no longer have the volunteers who sorted and distributed the much needed food. Food is distributed at their partner sites so it is closer to the need. As a result of these changes (and the drastic increase in need) we are collecting grocery gift cards for them during the month of April.

Any amount will help. They will distribute the gift cards out into their community partners who will directly help those in their area. If you are able, please assist us by buying a gift card from one of the following markets:

  • Ralphs
  • Stater Brothers
  • Albertsons
  • Vons
  • Smart and Final. 

Please put the gift card(s) in an envelope and either mail it to the church (4915 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604) marked to the attention of Mission & Service or drop it in the office when they are open. Make sure you indicate the amount of the gift card.

The need is great for our OC family. Please give what you can.

To read a little more about the Food Banks work, please see the article here: https://voiceofoc.org/2021/03/13/

Thank you, Mission and Service Ministry

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