IRVINE, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2016): The City of Irvine, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, will host Irvine Has Heart, a community food drive, from Feb. 12 through March 31. The goal of the drive is to collect 3,500 pounds of canned food to help families and seniors in need.
Although no items will be turned away, healthy options such as the following are preferred:
- Canned fruit (water packed)
- Canned or boxed soup (low sodium)
- Canned vegetables (low sodium)
- Canned meats and fish (water packed)
- Brown or white rice
- Whole grain cereal (low sugar)
- Dried or canned beans (low sodium)
- Natural nut and seed butters
- Whole grain pasta
- Raw nuts and dried fruit
Donation barrels will be available at various City facilities, libraries and other locations, including the Irvine Civic Center and Irvine Police Department, 1 Civic Center Plaza, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit cityofirvine.org. For additional program information, call 949-724-6680.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.
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