Waste Not OC and Coalition Partners Hold Holiday Distribution Event

by Jonathan Stone (Sababa Water), Published January 31, 2018

Waste Not OC and our coalition partners help a distribution event in the city of Santa Ana. It was held at Santa Ana High School. We served over 300 families right before the holidays.

A special thanks to Sababa Water, Second Harvest Food Bank, Orange County Food Bank, Bracken’s Kitchen and the Santa Ana High School volunteers for their participation in this great event!

Waste Not OC Helps Get Surplus Food to the Needy

Oct 2016

Check out the kcal9 news feature on Waste Not OC’s latest effort to end hunger through food recovery with our partners Anaheim Union High School District, and Yellow cab of Greater Orange County. Thank you To everyone for your work in helping us!

OC Board of Supervisors Vote for Safe Donation of Excess Food

May 2016

The Orange County Board of Supervisors votes to direct the Health Care Agency to inform food facilities and operators within the County regarding safe donation of excess food to food banks and nonprofit organizations; approve distribution of written brochure, “The Facts to Know When Donating Food”; and direct HCA to report back to the Board within six months – All Districts

Chapman University Students Release Waste Not OC Promo Video

March 5, 2015

Film student Duane Peterson and colleagues created a great video to showcase our efforts and accomplishments. Thanks Duane!

Get a glimpse of the key members of our coalition, their roles, and their thoughts on food insecurity and food waste. Featured in this video: Dr. Eric Handler, Mark Lowry, Mike Haller, Mike Learakos, Diana Lara, and Bernadet Garcia-Silva.

OC Health Inspectors Release Food Donation Video

November 3, 2014

Orange County’s health inspectors are our allies in the fight against hunger. They dispel myths about liability surrounding food donations and help businesses find ways to donate excess food in a safe, easy manner.

Featured in this video is Mike Haller, Program Manager of the OC Food Protection Program, and Bernadet Garcia-Silva, Project Manager for Waste Not OC.

Special thanks to Victor Hernandez with LeftRightCreations.com for creating this video!

Konsept Art and Music Festival

September 12, 2014

The festival came to a close on Sept. 6, 2014, but you can still get a glimpse of the wonderful promotional video created by Konsept to promote our cause.

Thanks to all who attended, and thank you Konsept for putting on such a memorable event.

Recovering Surplus Food for the Hungry Webinar

by Public Health Alliance of Southern California, Published June 18, 2014

Public Health Alliance of Southern California: “On June 17, 2014, the Healthy Food Systems Working Group hosted the fifth in our series of webinars and discussions seeking to align the work of environmental health and chronic disease prevention to create healthy communities.”

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PBS NewsHour: In Wealthy Orange County, a Campaign to Waste Less to Help Feed Hungry Kids

by Jason Kane, PBS Newshour, Published January 24, 2014

California’s Orange County is home to some of the wealthiest Americans, as well as more than 150,000 children who don’t know where their next meal will come from. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how the county is trying to address and combat the serious health effects of malnutrition for the OC’s neediest residents.

Soul Pancake: Kids Respond to Child Hunger

by Soul pancake, Published March 25, 2015

Children respond to the fact that 1 out of every 5 kids do not have enough food to eat. See their creative ideas for how to end hunger in their community. “The tiniest ripples make the biggerst waves. If all of the kids in the world got together and did something big they could impact the whole world.”