As many families lost jobs and income to COVID-19, access to food has become a real issue. To address the growing need here locally, we approved $225,000 in grants to US Hunger, which purchased, assembled and shipped food boxes to feed vulnerable families in west Orange County. Between 2020-2022, our partnership allowed us to serve and ship 6,627 boxes of food to 4,055 families in need.

“Access to adequate, nutritious food can be a challenge in the best of times, and it’s become an absolute imperative now that so many families are facing some type of COVID-related hardship,” said Foundation Chair Jaclyn Whiddon.

We’re still in the process of developing our grant program, which will invest in projects and initiatives that directly support the health and well-being of our community. Stay tuned for more.