Do you Need Food? We are here to Help!
The mission of the No Child Hungry project is to help identify and fight food insecurity in Orange County, California. The following 2-item questionnaire can help identify individuals who are at risk of being food insecure if their response to both these statements are ‘yes’.
1. Within the past 12 months, we worried whether our food would run out before we got money to buy more.
2. Within the past 12 months, the food we bought just didn’t last and we didn’t have the money to get more.
Once a food insecure individual is identified, we can help by providing the services and resources to have food. The ‘Need Food?’ cards provide a simple and discrete way for individuals and families to find food resources via a text messaging system.
How it Works:
1. Using a mobile device, text “FOOD4U” for English or “COMIDA” for Spanish to (833) 300-4888
2. You will receive a welcome message which will connect you to the Waste Not OC or Second Harvest Food Bank interactive food maps
a. Call or text: (855) 233-3362
b. Or go online to the Waste Not OC-Find a Pantry Near Me or Second Harvest Food Bank-Food Assistance Helpline
i. Enter a Zip Code to find free food near you
NOTE: If you have unsubscribed to text messages by sending “Stop” to (833) 300-4888, to resubscribe, please text “FOOD4U” or “COMIDA” to (833) 300-4888.
Other food resources include calling 2-1-1 or visiting www.211oc.org