18,278 pounds of fruits
Throughout the month of March, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation distributed 18,278 pounds of organic oranges, lemons, and avocados to our local non-profits to help those in need.
• Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (SHFBOC) received 13,938 pounds of organic fruits. SHFBOC's mission is that no person should go hungry, EVER! With the help of their 350 partners, they are able to feed around 450,000 individuals per month. In 2021, they distributed more than 59 million pounds of food. To learn more about Second Harvest, visit: https://feedoc.org
• Mercy Warehouse in Laguna Niguel received 4,040 pounds of organic oranges and avocados for their food distribution that takes place three times a week. Funded with the profits of their thrift store sales, they provide food to over 1,000 individuals. To learn more about Mercy Warehouse's food distribution, visit: https://www.mercywarehouse.com/food-distribution-1
• Laguna Food Pantry in Laguna Beach picked up 245 pounds of fresh fruits for their daily drive-thru. With the help of over 120 volunteers, they serve about 200 families daily and give away 100,000 pounds of groceries every week. To learn more about Laguna Food Pantry, visit: https://www.lagunafoodpantry.org • The Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area (BGCSCA) in San Clemente (BGCSCA) received 55 pounds of organic avocados. These will be handed out to the parents at the end of the day. BGCSCA endeavors to enable the youth to reach their fullest potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
Rainbow® Sandals Foundation is thankful to our partners, Del Rey Avocados and TEPA Produce, for helping us help others.