Feed the Children & Coastal Business Group Donate and Deliver Food, Toys, Books and More to OC Families in Need

By: Madelynn Hirneise, CEO of Families Forward

As one of Orange County’s top nonprofits leading the charge towards ending family homelessness, we know we cannot work alone. We rely on our generous community partners and donors that all share one common goal: supporting our community to prevent and end family homelessness. Recently, Feed the Children donated 27 palettes of food, toys, books and more valued at approximately $80,000, and Coastal Business Group generously sponsored the transportation and delivery. These items were distributed through our food pantry and several other community partners: Saddleback Church, South County Outreach, Family Assistance Ministries and Laguna Food Panty.

The donation of 10,000 pounds of food fed 400 families across Orange County. It’s truly incredible.

A food donation of this caliber goes a long way in providing meals for financially insecure families in Orange County. As the evolving affordable housing crisis and rising inflation continue, it’s already hard for struggling families to put food on the table, so donations like these from our generous partners provide hope when families need it most. And, in 2021 we were proud to be able to provide approximately 48,000 meals which served to more than 5,300 individuals.

It can be costly to transport these donations, but organizations are stepping up to play their part. Joshua Alba, senior manager at Coastal Business Group let us know that his team was proud to be able to step in and fulfill the opportunity in serving the most vulnerable in the community with food, toys and hygiene products.

Nothing makes us happier than giving back to families in our community. This generous gift from Feed the Children and Coastal Business Group allows us to continue helping people achieve self-sufficiency in Orange County. Together.