PRLog - July 1, 2012 - SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- It is difficult to believe that hunger exists in Orange County. Most people think of hunger in terms of famine and mass starvation, terrible tragedies; not something that affects people every day in our own community.
Hunger in our community is often more subtle. It's a child who stuffs his pockets during lunch at school so he has food to eat at home in the evening. It's a parent who is ironically overweight, because sugar and carbohydrate-
The reality is that there are hungry people in Orange County. Family Assistance Ministries of South Orange County (FAM) was founded in 1999 by Ellen Gilchrist to continue to accommodate families that the Episcopal Service Alliance could no longer serve. They started with 135 and now they provide assistance to nearly 2,000 people every month; half of these are children and the elderly.
The newest bakery in San Clemente, Oh For Sweets Sake at 111 Avenida Palizada in Old City Plaza, is teaming up with FAM, and will sponsor a canned food drive that will run July 1st through July 31st.
Folks can bring a canned or boxed good and save $1 on a single treat or bring in 2 food items to save $3 on a six-pack. Donations received through the drive will help FAM feed those in need throughout South Orange County. Food items that are being accepted are cans of food of any kind and box food, no glass items please.
A contribution means much needed help, and hope, will be available to those who need it. Your generosity makes a difference. Your donation makes a difference!
Visit Oh For Sweets Sake at http://www.ohforsweetssake.com and Family Assistance Ministries at http://www.family-