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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Irvine CA

Families Forward - Food Pantry
Irvine, CA 92618
Details: Our food pantry offers individuals and families emergency groceries. Clients receive bags of food with non-perishable food items from most of the food groups as well as bread; we also provide fresh produce when available. We can also supply essential items for infants such as diapers and formula when available. To qualify, you must live in South Orange County or be homeless. If you or your family is without food or at risk of not having enough food, call us at (949) 552-2727. We can supply emergency food as well as register you for the food distribution program. We are part of a network of food providers and do our best to stay current with all the resources in Orange County; for better service we may refer you to another provider that is closer to your residence. How to Apply: Call us at (949) 552-2727 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays. We are closed Saturday and Sunday. Grant guidelines require us to review a photo ID and proof of residence in South Orange County (utility bill, lease agreement, etc) and if employed proof of income.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Irvine, CA 92618
Details: Second Harvest Food Bank reaches out to the community for donations, grants, fundraising, food drives, food rescue, harvesting, and volunteers to help provide food, education and advocacy for the hungry. We are committed to finding seek innovative, sustainable ways to reach to end hunger in Orange County. Founded by the Council of Orange, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Food Bank began providing food for the hungry in October 1983 in Orange, under the leadership of Dan Harney. In 2007, the Food Bank moved to a new facility in Irvine on the old El Toro Marine Base, more than doubling its capacity to meet the needs of Orange County's hungry during the most difficult economic times since the Great Depression. In 2012, the Food Bank became an independent 501c3 corporation. Since its founding, the Food Bank has provided more than 272 million pounds of donated and surplus food to local charities.