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Summer Harvest announces upcoming Annual Winter Distribution and Fundraiser

Summer Harvest announces their upcoming Annual Winter Distribution and Fundraiser that will be occurring on December 19, 2020. For this year’s distribution, Summer Harvest will take the necessary precautionary measures to ensure families are able to receive food in the safest of manners. All volunteers will use face masks, gloves, and practice safe and cautious social distancing. Summer Harvest calls out to the community in hopes of receiving kind donations that are necessary for aiding in assisting families this December.

“We are asking for donations so that we can help even more families in need…It is a common misconception that few families in Orange County face poverty. Unfortunately, this is not the case,” said Amy Payne, Executive Director at Summer Harvest. “Our Vision is to eliminate food insecurity for school-aged children in affluent communities where school districts do not qualify for government programs.”

Summer Harvest is supported 100% by volunteer efforts. The organization re-welcomes its 200 volunteers and additional community members to assist with the distribution process on December 19, 2020 including assembling packages in the morning and aiding in the distribution process to families in the afternoon.

Summer Harvest’s Impact

Over the past summer, Summer Harvest has delivered over 70,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and 17,500 pounds of boxed and canned goods to families located in West Orange County. Summer Harvest regularly impacts the lives of 650 families during their summer and winter food distributions in the cities and school districts of Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Cypress, La Palma, Buena Park, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Anaheim.

Additionally, with generous donations from local businesses, partners, and families; Summer Harvest was able to distribute over 600 backpacks filled with school supplies and essentials for childrens’ return back to school.

Join In On… Home for the Holidays

This year, Summer Harvest would like to announce a new opportunity for community members to give back to our families in need. Summer Harvest hopes to alleviate the financial burden of families during these uncertain times by gifting new cookware essential to holiday feasts. This new program is called Home for the Holidays. Families who elect to participate in Summer Harvest’s winter distribution will automatically be placed in a raffle to win a cookware package. All participating families will be grouped by their school districts to ensure an even distribution of prizes throughout our communities. We invite the community to participate by kindly donating funds through our GoFundMe pages (https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/home-for-the-holidays2020). With our communities’ help, more families will be given the Holiday miracle of spending more time together in the kitchen while creating lifelong memories accompanied by nutritious foods and ingredients Summer Harvest provides.

This article was released by Summer Harvest.