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
• Canned vegetables
• Canned proteins (fish, chicken, meat, etc.)
• 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 cityofirvine.org/charity. For additional program information, call 949-724-6680.