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Here’s where you’ll find links to all the stories about our work feeding those in need in OC.

2021 News


Press release: Second Harvest Promotes Keller to CEO, eff. Jan. 1

2020 News


O.C. food banks get first daily deliveries from USDA coronavirus program

Meeting essential needs in the age of coronavirus 


Great Park Ice will help Second Harvest food bank with storage needs

List of Los Angeles, Southern California food banks, pantries during coronavirus crisis 

Coronavirus crisis in Southern California: How you can help amid COVID-19 pandemic

Irvine Teen Uses Watercolors to Raise Money for Food Donations

The increasing demands upon food banks

Herrmann: Feeding People, Fueling Hope, Inspiring Humanity

Status Update: L.A. Chargers donate $100,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank 

Coronavirus reduced its workforce and supplies O.C. food bank finds a way to help

Facing Food Insecurity on the Front Lines

How to help local food banks get needed supplies during the coronavirus pandemic


Coronavirus: Cars line up bumper-to-bumper for food bank in Anaheim.

Anaheim Food Giveaway Serves 4,000 at Honda Center. 

Honda Center turns into drive-thru food distribution center for those in need.

Coronavirus won’t stop food providers from helping seniors, others who are hungry.

Disneyland will donate excess food following coronavirus closure

2019 News


JWA food pantry started during government shutdown is staying open for federal workers ‘until we are told we aren’t needed anymore’

Pop-up food pantry at John Wayne Airport helps TSA workers during government shutdown

Government shutdown: the next “natural” disaster?

Pop-Up Food Pantry At John Wayne Airport Offers Relief For Furloughed TSA Workers

Murdered OC Student Blaze Bernstein Honored With Day Of Service

The fight hunger in Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Receives $275,000 Grant from Dhont Family Foundation

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Receives $100,000 grant from Ueberroth Family Foundation

2018 News


Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wants to end hunger in Orange County

Second Harvest’s “No Lunch” raises $137,000 for meals

Mobile Pantry Keeps Food on the Table for Low Income Families

Dinner: the one thing that is not a partisan issue


NBC, “Help 4 the Hungry”

NBC radio, “Help 4 the Hungry”


Second Harvest Food Bank Welcomes New Interim Chief Executive Officer


Proposed SNAP Changes Could Devastate the Food Insecure and Our Ability to Feed Them. California Health Report


Food bank unveils 1st-of-its-kind mobile market to help low-income seniors. ABC

Park-It Market, Free Nutritious Foods for Seniors. KTLA

Second Harvest Food Bank unveils its Park-It Market, a mobile food source. OC Register

Park-It Market will provide free food to low-income seniors throughout Orange County. LA Times

KFI radio report for Park-It Market launch

ABC7 Park-It Market launch report

Orange County Business Journal honors Second Harvest CEO Nicole Suydam as one of five 2018 Women of the Year.

2017 News


Most Influential 2017: Meet the top 100  influencers in Orange County. OC Register

Second Harvest Food Bank supporters provide more than 590,000 meals for hungry at annual “No Lunch" Lunch.

Ralph’s Announces grand reopening of remodeled Portola Plaza supermarket; will donated $40,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank

La Colonia neighborhood near Anaheim gets food pantry to help feed those in need.  OC Register


Sharing your bounty with vulnerable families by Nicole Suydam & Mark Lowry OC Register

Rewards gained from volunteering trump the turkey every time. OC Register

Grocery Outlet opens in Lake Forest. Donates $1,000 in Grocery Outlet gift cards to Second Harvest to feed the hungry. OC Register


Mobile school pantry delivers free fruits and vegetables to 30 O.C. schools. Daily Pilot/LA Times

In Good Works: Arnel & Affiliates partners with Second Harvest and Share Ourselves to feed 561 people. OC Register


More colleges add free food pantries as “starving student"cliche becomes reality. Second Harvest helps college students who are going hungry. OC Register

No one should go hungry in Orange County by Nicole Suydam & Mark Lowry: Hunger Action Month op-ed for OC Register.


A food pantry in Santa Ana aims to fight hunger while offering measures of compassion and respect. OC Register

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