News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

City of Irvine Food Drive
Food drive to help feed families and seniors in need
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (February 3, 2014):  The City of Irvine, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, is hosting a community food drive titled “Irvine Has Heart” set to launch on Valentine’s Day, February 14 and run through March 31 to help families and seniors in need.

Collected items will benefit eight of Irvine’s food pantry distribution programs: AIDS Service Foundation, Christian Mission Alliance Bethel Korean Church, Christian Outreach Center, Families Forward, Illumination Foundation, Mariners Church, St. Thomas More Church and St. Vincent de Paul/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. The goal of the program is to collect 3,500 pounds of canned food items.  

Although no items will be turned away, the program’s focus is on the following healthy food items:  

            •     Canned fruits
            •     Canned juices 
            •     Canned soups
            •     Rice
            •     Cereals
            •     Canned vegetables
            •     Canned proteins (fish, chicken, meat, etc.)
            •     Jelly/Jam
            •     Peanut butter
            •     Spaghetti sauce 
            •     Pasta mixes/rice mixes

Donation barrels will be available at various City facilities and faith-based organizations, including the Irvine Civic Center and Irvine Police Department, located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For a list of drop-off locations, visit For additional program information, call 949-724-6680.

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit