Who We Serve
Our most nutritionally vulnerable residents include children, families, and the elderly, whose income levels or lack of transportation prevent them from accessing good food on a regular basis.
There are approximately 450,000 food insecure residents we in Orange County who rely on our food banks, soup kitchens, churches and community resource centers for emergency food or federal nutrition assistance each year. With the economic climate as it is, more and more people are relying on these services everyday, and it’s getting harder to meet the demand.
Our efforts seek to bring a unique set of stakeholders together to define systemic solutions to end food insecurity and inequitable distribution of good food in our communities.
Who We Are
OC Food Access is a coalition of partners from the nonprofit, for profit, government, and the academic community. Our partnerships help pave the path to food security and transformed food systems by adding their expertise and resources to address our community hunger issues.
Partners can engage with specific programs, such as the Real Meals Project, while others provide general direction and support for OCFAC’s overall mission.
Working in collaboration we can:
- Support and expand existing efforts toward healthy food access
- Identify gaps in services or policies that prevent equitable food access
- Create opportunities to leverage our collective resources for long-term solutions
- Define the local food system we want to see in Orange County
Partner meetings are held seasonally, 4 times a year. See our OCFAC Calendar for future dates. We welcome new community partners to join us anytime, RSVP is appreciated.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.