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Summer Harvest announces successful winter food distribution

David Fletcher, a player for the Los Angeles Angels and former Cypress student, signs an autograph while helping out at Summer Harvest’s winter food distribution. Courtesy photo.
David Fletcher, a player for the Los Angeles Angels and former Cypress student, signs an autograph while helping out at Summer Harvest’s winter food distribution. Courtesy photo.

Summer Harvest hosted their annual winter food distribution on the 19th of December. With safety precautions in mind and practiced, Summer Harvest was able to successfully distribute eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, and boxed and canned goods plus 150 turkeys, Smart and Final gift cards and games to families in our local communities. Summer Harvest also partnered with Second Harvest of Orange County and Bracken’s Kitchen to provide additional food for each family.

Volunteers arrived early to assemble packaged arrangements for families to ensure a smooth and safe distribution to its families. Summer Harvest is humbled to have provided for more than 300 families during this year’s distribution. Each family received over 75 pounds of food. Summer Harvest has high hopes for future distributions and looks forward to what the upcoming year holds.

This year, our holiday distribution welcomed David Fletcher, a former Cypress High School student who now plays baseball professionally with the Los Angeles Angels. We were thrilled to have him back in our loving community and cannot thank him enough for his assistance. Fletcher’s contribution to this year’s distribution brought more holiday joy into the upcoming holiday season.

Additionally, Summer Harvest introduced a new program into their annual distribution this year called Home for the Holidays. This program was able to gift over 12 new cookware essentials to families that participated in this year’s winter distribution. Summer Harvest kindly thanks all of those who donated through the GoFundMe and for those who participated in Giving Tuesday this year. Through our GoFundMe, Summer Harvest was able to raise $830 for the new cookware sets. Through Giving Tuesday and our end of the year donations we will be able to plan for upcoming distributions, backpack, and school item purchases for the upcoming year.

Summer Harvest would like to thank all of its community members for helping us continue to serve families in need. Without the kind generations from our local businesses, partners and families, Summer Harvest would not be able to touch so many of the lives as many it has been able to over the course of our eight years in service. Thank you again, for helping us continue to grow.

This article was released by Summer Harvest.

Crew members who helped at Summer Harvest’s winter food distribution. Courtesy photo.
Crew members who helped at Summer Harvest’s winter food distribution. Courtesy photo.