Together, we can end hunger in our community

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PUBLISHED AUGUST 01, 2015

East West Bank's Orange County and LA South team brought their hearts and hands to volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. The group was led by Charles Wang, SVP-Manager of Commercial Lending Orange County, and Lilian Chik, FVP-Regional Manager LA South, along with East West Bank business partners who all shared a common mission of alleviating hunger in the community.

On Saturday, August 1st, our dedicated volunteers and their families arrived at the Incredible Edible Farm and diligently worked at harvesting seasonal vegetables to fill up six crates totaling 75 pounds of fresh produce to donate to Food Bank. "This will help us feed up to 75 families," said the volunteer coordinator on site. Despite the summer heat, volunteers were grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the community. The following Saturday, August 8th, a new group of volunteers arrived at Food Bank to help sort and package the food to be distributed to local charities. An assembly line was quickly formed as various types of food were put in a box from one volunteer to the next, and then passed to the end of the line for packaging and shipping. Our motivated volunteers displayed speed and efficiency by piling up 25 pallets totaling 1,600 boxes of food! East West Bank is truly proud to have taken part in this meaningful volunteer opportunity.

Second Harvest Food Bank was founded in 1983 with the mission and commitment to finding innovative, sustainable ways to end hunger in Orange County. The Food Bank partners with more than 340 member charities and helps feed more than 200,000 individuals each month. Since its founding, the Food Bank has provided more than 272 million pounds of donated and surplus food to local charities.