Non-profit group kicks off ‘Feed the 5,000’ food distribution campaign
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2010) – Serve the People, a non-profit group serving those struggling with hard financial times in Santa Ana and surrounding Orange County, is partnering with Chick-fil-A in Irvine to kick off four-consecutive weekends of serving hot meals and distributing pantry food to those in need on Saturday, Nov. 20.
The meals and food distribution are part of a “Feed the 5,000” campaign to help people in need during the holiday season.
‘Serve the People’ has been supplying food, medical, and recently legal help to individuals and families who cannot afford basic help in times of crisis. The ministry began as a vision to feed the hungry, poor, needy and homeless of Santa Ana. The founder, through experiences gathered as a volunteer in other ministries, brought together a small group of people to fulfill this vision. This small group consisted of members of a local Hispanic church, along with other community members, and now has grown to as many as a few hundred volunteers.
After realizing the community’s other needs, the group quickly added clothing, shoes, diapers, baby food, school supplies, toiletries and other small household products to its bi-monthly distributions. Serve the People works closely with the community to determine the other basic needs that are currently unavailable or unaffordable. The organization plans to add other services as needed.
The food pantry distribution on Saturday, Nov. 20, is from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Chick-fil-A will be serving meals from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
The distribution will be at the Serve the People office parking lot located at 1206 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92701. Phone: (714) 352-2911.