Census data and studies on food insecurity and homelessness reflect that Orange County has one the largest population of people living in poverty in the State. Hunger and food insecurity are still routine experiences of over 30% of its population—almost 50% of them children. Moreover, the County is still one of the most expensive in the nation based on the income required to rent a two-bedroom apartment;and, still has one of the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the nation. In sum, there continues to be a need for supportive services for low-income, homeless and hungry individuals and families in our community.
- HOT MEALS are served to anyone who is hungry. We serve breakfast and lunch daily and dinner on weekends.
- FOOD BAGS are distributed, on average, three times weekly. We provide food bags, specifically prepared for families, homeless individuals and families and senior citizens.
- CLOTHING is distributed weekly to families and individuals, including a special exclusive distribution for men only one day weekly.
- RENTAL ASSISTANCE (SHELTER) is available to those families and individuals who are facing eviction and, to those who require temporary shelter in motels.
- UTILITY ASSISTANCE is available (funds permitting) to those families and individuals who are facing disconnection or electricity or gas.
- TRANSPORTATION (BUS PASSES) is available to those who are in need of transportation to go to work or medical appointments.
- HEALTH SCREENING is available through our collaboration with the Orange County Health Care Agency and Mental Health Association for screening and treatment for communicable diseases.
- JOB REFERRALS are available through our collaboration with businesses and other agencies. We also assist with preparing résumés, job applications and the like.