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Recently, two publications, the Fullerton Observer and the Orange County Register have featured Meals on Wheels OC in various capacities, from an interactive tour to a collaboration with Second Harvest. Read a snippet below and follow the links to read the full articles.

Fullerton Observer:

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Have you ever wondered how Meals on Wheels Orange County develops and distributes millions of meals per year? Several months ago, I received a flyer in the mail asking this exact same question.

I reached out to Meals on Wheels OC to schedule a tour of their 22,000-square-foot community kitchen at 1200 North Knollwood Circle in Anaheim, which produces two million meals and up to 300,000 gallons of bulk food per year.

Meals on Wheels Orange County is the largest nonprofit provider of nutrition and supportive services for at-risk older adults, serving 19 Orange County cities. “For 55 years, we have been committed to erasing hunger and loneliness for at-risk older adults through nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks, and keeping families together through day services…

Read the complete Fullerton Observer article HERE.

Orange County Register:

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Nearly 50% of Orange County public school students rely on school meals as their primary source of nutrition, according to Ellie Dinh, Second Harvest Food Bank’s director of programs and services.

As a result, Second Harvest steps in to address food insecurity among children through its Kids Cafe program. With the collaboration of the organization’s long-standing partner, Meals on Wheels Orange County, Second Harvest provides no-cost meals from June to August to all kids up to 18 years old.

“We recognize that meals provided throughout the academic year offer reliability and stability for many families…

Read the complete Fullerton Observer article HERE.