Feeding the Hungry in a Whole New Way

This innovative emergency meal program is designed to combat both hunger and diet-related disease amongst low-income seniors and families by providing nutritionally balanced meals that are delicious and easy to prepare at home.

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The Real Meals Project provides nutritious frozen meals to residents with limited food budgets who rely on food pantries to eat.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Increase food security amongst low-income residents
  • Deliver not only calories but quality nutrition
  • Provide culinary and nutrition education
  • Develop a sustainable revenue source to support the Real Meals Project

With nutrition as our priority, recipes are made with whole grains, vegetables, and lean proteins, and minimal salt, sugar and fat.

In 2012 over 15,000 meals were served to 250 low-income residents. In 2013 and 2014 our second pilot emphasized providing family meal packs for 56 families in central Orange County.  Culinary and nutrition education classes will be introduced to help reinforce healthy habits, giving parents and children the opportunity to cook, learn and eat together. According to participants, these classes had an impact on the number of meals the families ate together as well as helping them increase the numbers of fruits and vegetables they were eating.

For more information or to get involved, please contact us at info@ocfoodaccess.org.

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