Planning for the third annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week food drive and World Hunger Bowl events is underway by members of the City’s Housing & Human Services Committee and the Laguna Relief & Resource Coalition.
With the goal of collecting 50,000 lbs. of non-perishable food for the homeless and families in need, the Committee and LRRC are requesting community members to donate food and other items during the month of October and November at collection sites at local businesses, churches and schools.
Waste Management of Orange County is supporting the effort by providing collection bins and transporting food to the LRRC food pantry in Laguna Canyon. There is a central community food collection bin in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anne’s Dr.
A final event will be Laguna’s Hunger Bowl, Nov. 12, at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course. For the ticket price of $45, participants can sample five soups, a soft drink or cocktail, dessert and a ceramic gift bowl. Bowls are donated by professional artists and fixin’s served by K’ya, French 75, Watermarc, Sapphire, Sundried Tomato, Mozambique, Young’s Market, Tres Sietes, Auntie Mary’s Sweetery’s Delicious Cupcakes, Linda Butterwick and Thomas Whitelaw law office.
For more information about the food drive, or tickets email LB.Volunteer@cox.net or call Faye Chapman, 949.280.2885.