Proceeds from Lambert Ranch Orange Harvest Donated to O.C.’s Largest Private Hunger Relief Organization
WHAT: The New Home Company invited team members and their families to harvest the last crop of oranges at Lambert Ranch located in Irvine. Proceeds from the harvest benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange Country. “We thought it appropriate that this last harvest at Lambert Ranch go to directly benefit those less fortunate, and be completed by the team members who will be responsible for moving this incredible land into the future.” Said TNHC’s Vice President Sales, Marketing & Design Joan Marcus-Colvin. Lambert Ranch will be transformed into a gated enclave featuring three distinct neighborhoods, slated to break ground in May.
WHEN: The harvesting was held Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 2-3:30pm.
WHERE: Lambert Ranch, Orange County, California
WHO: 50 people came out to harvest the oranges. Hundreds of pieces of fruit were donated to the Food Bank. Joan Marcus-Colvin of The New Home Company (available for questions) and members of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County – a member of Feeding America – is the largest private hunger relief organization in the county, partnering with 470 charitable organizations to feed an average of 240,000 people each month. Since 1983, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has distributed more than 265 million pounds of safe and nutritious surplus food. For every dollar that is donated, 94.6 cents goes directly to hunger-relief programs. To learn more, visit feedoc.org.