First off, thank you to all of the volunteers, donors, celebrities, DJs, gourmet food trucks, foodies, and everyone that came out last Wednesday to help Drive Out Hunger. Kim and I continue to be amazed at the outpouring of support from the entire community.
With everyone’s help, we turned in about 3000 pounds of food from the event. That is just for Wednesday! In addition, over $5,000 collected from the silent auction will also go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Over 2,200 people were in attendance for the event. In all cases we smashed our goals!
Drive Out Hunger OC 2010 is not over either, we have so far collected another 1,180 pounds and have more coming in. You have until Saturday, November 20 to get your donations in to your favorite participating gourmet food truck. If you do not have time but still want to contribute please click here for the virtual store. Proceeds go directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
We will have another update either Monday or Tuesday when all of the donations have been counted but please donate if you can. Over 600,000 people in Orange County alone are at risk of going hungry this month!
Check out some photos from the event. If you have photos you would like to share please post them at http://facebook.com/DriveOutHunger
Special thank you to Rick Kukahiko from Tropical Shave Ice, Cory Christensen, and finally to Paul Lyttle from SRP Media. There is no way we could have done this event with out them!