ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com)Â â Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Friday launchedÂ a new School Pantry program.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony tookÂ place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Elementary School, 1123 W. Romneya Dr.READ MORE: 'Banksy: Genius Or Vandal' Exhibit To Open In Early October
School Pantry, offered by Second Harvest with support from Morgan Stanley, is designed to provide hunger relief to some of the estimated 156,000 children in Orange County who are at-risk of missing meals.READ MORE: Latino Restaurant Association Kicks Off DINE LATINO Restaurant Week
Second Harvest will deliverÂ a truckload of more than 5,000 pounds of fresh produce and other nutritious items each month to 10 elementary and junior high schoolsÂ in the community for distribution to children and their families, as well as others in the neighborhood throughout the 2014-2015 school year.
Officals say more than 277,300 people in Orange County â including more than 86,300 children and 23,700 seniors â need the help of Second Harvest and its community partners to feed themselves and their families.MORE NEWS: `Unfathomable': Britney Spears' Lawyer Lashes Out At Singer's Father