Wall Street might be booming recently, but our food banks have seen better days.

Our March challenge that was planned took a back seat when we recently saw this article in the OC Register.  When we saw that the OC Rescue was needing to reduce the number of families they were feeding from 800 to 400 since the  holidays we decided this was an easy challenge for our Ambassadors to do that could have great impact. Just think if each kid collected 5 cans or items and 100 Ambassadors did it and then told one friend each….a big dent would be put in this unfortunate decline.

This month you can either host a drive by asking your class, brownie troop, neighbors or even just relatives to donate a few of the following to help the cause:

-canned food (tuna, soup, fruit, beans, or peanut butter)

-boxed/bagged foods (rice, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, dry pasta)

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Items Needed:

  1. You
  2. Motivation
  3. Some basic flyers and a paper with your cause that states who you are, what you need (see above), when you need it (set a date) and where to bring it (your address, to practice, etc.)

How to do this month’s challenge:

  1. Decide who you want to reach out to and see if they can donate an item or two to help restock the pantry at the Rescue Mission
  2. Make a basic flyer or sheet of paper with the info listed on #3 and deliver or hand out your flyers to your selected friends and family with a date to deliver to you by.
  3. Drop off your items to the Rescue Mission (info listed below)
  4. Take a picture with your donated items when you drop off, post on social media, and inspire others to do the same!
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OC Rescue Mission:

Donations can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope housing campus, 1 Hope Drive, Tustin.

Food items also can be ordered online and sent to the Village of Hope at OCRM Donation Warehouse, c/o Mike Martinez, 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA, 92782.

For more information, call 714-247-4303 or email info@rescuemission.org.

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