Event Details

Location: Irvine, CA

Cornell Cares Day 2019!
Saturday, January, 5th!
Second Harvest Food Bank, Irvine

Did you know that we have 200,000 hungry people in the Orange County community?  Fight hunger, give back to the community, and network with fellow Cornellians as you sort, crate and box food that will be distributed directly to those in need.  The Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is extremely excited to welcome us back for another morning of do-good volunteering!  See below for details.

Who:  Cornellians, family and friends (minimum age of 14 years)
What:  Fight hunger
Where:  Second Harvest Food Bank, 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
When:  Saturday, January 5th from 8:30 am – 12 noon
Why:  To help create a future where no one is hungry
How:  By sorting and packaging food items that will be distributed directly to the 200,000 hungry people in our community

Directions and Parking
• Not all GPS systems show our location accurately.
• Directions found at this link – just click “Map and directions to Second Harvest Food Bank”
• Parking directions at this link – just click “Volunteer Parking Map”
• Please plan to arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to the start of the shift to allow time for all volunteers to check in and begin on time.

Adult Sign Up
• Online signup through this link is required and is for adults only
https://feedoc.volunteerhub.com/Event/Index/7353010   Just click the link, click “Sign Up” at the bottom, and then create a profile or enter your username and password.
• Each participating adult must complete their own registration and sign up
• See below for information about minors

• Must be at least 14 years old to volunteer in the Food Distribution Center
• Must be accompanied by an adult 21-year-old or older – ratio of 1 adult to 10 minors
• Must bring a completed minor liability form signed by their parent/guardian or will not be allowed to volunteer. The form can be found at this link – just click “Adult and Minor Warehouse Liability Form”
• Accompanying adults must supervise minors always and volunteer alongside them
• At least one adult chaperone must be present at our facility until every minor has been picked up from the volunteer event
• Contact Volunteerism Coordinator, Dielle Estrada to RSVP for minor(s) and provide their name and age: Dielle@FeedOC.org or 949-208-3178

What to Wear and Expect
• Closed-toed shoes are required
• Please do not bring purses or backpacks as storage is limited and they are not allowed in our project areas.
• We recommend not bringing any valuable items with you as we are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
• The activities for the event are announced on the morning of the event as they are dependent on what donations we receive. Generally, volunteers help to sort and package fresh produce, non-perishable food, or food drive items. These projects are moderately physical. Volunteers may be involved in moving moderate to heavy items.
• The temperature in the distribution center is like the temperature outside. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing accordingly.

Food and Monetary Donations
• Monetary donations of any size are greatly appreciated! 90 cents of every $1 goes toward our programs, and $1 can provide 3 meals. Click HERE if you would like to donate.
•If you would like to bring your own food donations to your volunteer event, our current, most-needed shelf-stable items are:
– peanut butter
– canned meat
– canned fruit
– cereal (hot or cold)

For more information or questions please contact Savion Agard at sna32@cornell.edu.