“Drive Out Hunger” to Help Combat Hunger in the O.C.

Drive Out Hunger - Virtual Food Drive

Drive Out Hunger Orange County 2010

Saturday Night Foodies Teams Up With Orange County Gourmet Food Trucks and Fellow Food Bloggers to Host Mobile Food Drive Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank

Saturday Night Foodies has partnered with 20 Orange County Gourmet Food Trucks and other leading food bloggers, to host Drive Out Hunger, the county’s first mobile food drive. The two week food drive will be held from November 7-20, 2010 and will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

From the outside, Orange County appears to be a privileged community and yet according to the Second Harvest Food Bank, approximately 615,000 Orange County residents are at risk of going hungry each month. We as a foodie community have the power to bring awareness to the hunger problem taking place in our own backyard and really make a difference. We felt holding a food drive would be a great way give to those less fortunate.

Because the economy has been slow to rebound, donations have been low this year. In turn, the Second Harvest member agencies are reporting an average 35 percent increase in demand for food assistance. We, with the help of the foodie community, want to collect 1,000 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Please make sure to bring a food donation when you visit your favorite Gourmet Food Truck or food truck event during the two week food drive.  If you see us around please say hello!

The donations they need most are:

Non-perishable canned goods or dry food*:

  • Canned meats, fish, soup, fruits, vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter

Personal care items:

  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

* Please no glass containers or expired items.

The participating gourmet food trucks will have collection bins at their food stops from Nov. 7-20, to accept donations: Bakery Truck, Barcelona on the Go, CalbiBBQ, Chomp Chomp NationChunknChip, Crepes Bonaparte, DanDanBBQ, Dogzilla Dogs, Dos Chinos, Greasy WienerKonaiceBC, Lee’s PhillyLomo Arigato, Longboards, Louks, Oh For Sweets Sake, Piaggio on Wheels, Seabirds, Shortstop BBQ, The Burnt Truck, The Lime Truck, The Taco Dawg and Tropical Shave Ice. Find their daily locations via their respective Twitter or Facebook pages.

If you are not located in Orange County, but would like to contribute, please click on the Drive Out Hunger icon to make a monetary contribution. Other bloggers helping with the virtual drive are: The Cupcake Activist, Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman, Gourmet Food Truck, Marian the Foodie, Just Spotted, Save the Food Trucks and Savored.

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