United Across Borders Foundation and the City of Irvine Join Together for a HUGE Food Distribution at the Great Park!

United Across Borders Foundation and the City of Irvine join together on Saturday, June 27, for a HUGE food distribution at the Great Park! 

This distribution event will be setup as a drive-thru event from 10:0 am to 1:00 pm

The location is Great Park, LOT 2, 8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine, CA.

Rules:

The distribution is first-come, first-served until all food has been given out.

Please follow the instructions of the staff and volunteers.

Please be patient and drive slowly.

ONE GROCERY KIT PER CAR.

Please ensure you have room in your car to receive the food boxes.

United Across Boarders is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to serving local and international communities with love, respect, integrity and compassion.  “We are dedicated to provide communities with grocery assistance, diapers, medical supplies/equipment and various support with the hope that no one will end their day in need or hungry.”

Join Us Friday, April 24, with Donations of Face Coverings, Food and Water for Local Farm Workers!

On Tuesday, April 21, we delivered donations of face coverings, food, and water to Irvine’s many farm workers, who continue to work to provide food for us during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Chinese American Mutual Association  (CAMA) generously contributed 1,000 face masks.  Many others contributed as well, providing local farm workers with eggs, rice, beans, tortillas, Gatorade, and bottled water.

A special thank you goes to my friend and local activist Yesenia Rojas and Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA46), and to Miguel’s Jr. Restaurants.

So many people brought donations that we will be providing more donations of face masks, food and water for farm workers again on Friday!

We will be meeting on Friday, April 24, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the parking lot at 5 Sterling, Irvine CA 92618 to accept donations.

Please join us with donations of food (in particular, eggs, rice, beans, and tortillas), as well as Gatorade and bottled water.

You can also drop off food donations at our house at 214 Desert Bloom, Irvine CA 92618, anytime on Thursday or on Friday morning.  We have a table set up outside our front door.

If you have any further questions, please call me at 949-683-8855.

We hope to see you then!

Here are some more pictures from today:

Donations of Face Coverings and Food Needed for Local Farm Workers!

I have been working to collect and deliver donations of face coverings and food to Irvine’s many farm workers, who continue to work to provide food for us during the COVID-19 crisis.

Photo: Veronica Davis

The Chinese American Mutual Association  (CAMA) has generously contributed 1,000 face masks.

We are in need of food donations — especially eggs, rice, beans, tortillas, and Gatorade. 

We are also in need of donations of bottled water.  

If you can sponsor a lunch for approximately 20 farm workers, please let me know at 949-683-8855.

We will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. at the agricultural field at the corner of Walnut and Jeffrey in Irvine to deliver these donations to the farm workers.  Please follow social distancing guidelines.

If you have further questions, please give me a call at 949-683-8855.

Thank you!

Melissa

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UPDATE: 

Thank you to everyone who helped with this important effort today to provide face coverings, food, and water to local farm workers!

In fact, today’s event was so successful that we’re doing it again tomorrow!

Join us: Weds., April 22 at 12:00 noon at the corner of Jeffrey and Portola Parkway in Irvine. For more info, see my new blog post Join Us Tomorrow, Weds., April 22, with Donations of Face Coverings, Food and Water for Local Farm Workers!

Our Community Food Banks Need Your Help!

Our community food banks need your help! 

Over the last several weeks during the COVID-19 crisis, Second Harvest Food Bank and OC Food Bank have seen record volumes of food distribution.  As the crisis continues, it is likely that demand will continue to increase. 

Both of our local community food banks are urgently requesting support from the community so that they are able to accommodate the increased demand for food assistance. 

It is essential that community members who are able to assist our community food banks do what they can during this time of great need.  

If you are able, here is what you can do to help: 

Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank (located in Irvine, serving all of Orange County) is accepting donations on the organization’s web page here. You can make a one-time contribution for as low as $25 or if you prefer, you can set up recurring contributions to help Second Harvest get through the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information and updates about drive-thru food distribution centers visit the Second Harvest Facebook page here

OC Food Bank

OC Food Bank (located in Garden Grove, serving all of Orange County) is encouraging all who are able to host a virtual food drive. Members of the community can host a virtual food drive without leaving their homes. All it takes is three easy steps; create a virtual food drive page, personalize your page, and then share your page with family and friends encouraging them to contribute to the cause. For more information and to set up your own virtual food drive visit the OC Food Bank website here.

You can also get the latest updates from OC Food Bank on the organization’s Facebook page here

During this time of crisis, it is important that we all look out for our fellow community members. 

If you have any questions or need assistance connecting to other community resources, please contact my Senior Executive Assistant, Alli Binder at abinder@cityofirvine.org

See also: My up-to-date COVID-19 Resources and Information Page.