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2010 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

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Back to Basics Health and Wellness is proud to continue the tradition of giving back to our community by sponsoring the 3rd Annual 2010 Thanksgiving Food Drive in partnership with Trader Joe's in Costa Mesa.  According to the 2010 Fall edition of the Food For Thought newsletter (a publication of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County), there is a new face of hunger.  The Food Bank partners with over 450 pantries, emergency shelters and soup kitchens in our community to provide food for our hungry neighbors.  In homes, workplaces and schools across Orange County, many residents don't know where they'll find their next meal.  An astonishing one in five residents of Orange County live on the brink of hunger -- and in a suffering economy these numbers continue to grow.  Recent demand for food assistance has increased by 35 percent but with your help we can aid in Second Harvest's impact, providing nearly 9 million meals, serving over 2800 children and directly helping to feed the new face of hunger in Orange County.

There will be a Kick-Off event:

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When: 9am to 4pm Friday November 19th, 2010.

Where: 640 W. 17th St. Costa Mesa, 92625.

What?  Volunteers from the Back to Basics Health and Wellness will be there to help collect your non-perishable food and personal care item donations.

All non-perishable foods accepted including the following:

Canned Meat, Fish, Soup, Fruits and Vegetables

Pasta, Hot & Cold Cereal, Mac N' Cheese, Pasta, Rice and Beans and Peanut Butter.

Personal Care Items: Diapers, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste, Toilet Tissue and Soap.

All donations will receive a Thank You gift from Back to Basics Health and Wellness and will be entered in a raffle to WIN a $25 Trader Joe's Gift Card in appreciation of your generosity.  

NOTE: from November 12th until November 29th, Non-perishable donations can be made at Back to Basics Health and Wellness: 1617 Westcliff Dr, Suite 205 Newport Beach, CA, 92660, 949-650-0736 during normal business hours.

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Click here to download the Flyer/Shopping List PDF to post at work or send to a friend.

Click here to visit the Second Harvest of Orange County Website to see how you can get involved or donate directly.

 

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