Hundreds of volunteers fill food boxes at OC Food Bank
Hundreds of volunteers spent the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday filling boxes of food for needy families at the OC Food Bank in Garden Grove on Monday.
Among the volunteers were Cub and Boy Scouts from Troop 1803 in Yorba Linda. The group hurriedly filled empty boxes with cereal and sent them to an assembly line where volunteers added apple juice, rice, and canned goods.
Three shifts of volunteers worked through the day to fill around 10,000 boxes of food that the OC Food Bank will distribute to nearly 400 local charities, soup kitchens, and community organizations in the county.
U.S. Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, D-Yorba Linda; Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach; Katie Porter, D-Irvine; and Harley Rouda, D-Laguna Beach, welcomed the second shift of volunteers and joined them on the packing assembly line.
Annually, the OC Food Bank distributes more than 20 million pounds of food via its 58,000 sq. ft. warehouse according to its website.