The Roosters Foundation of Orange County continued their traditional Annual Holiday Meals Giveaway on Saturday, December 17th at the OC Food Bank in Garden Grove, CA.
47 Rooster Foundation members and friends gathered in the early morning to commence building and filling 1000 boxes with 19 food items including 2 canned hams. These boxes were picked up by ten different organizations including H.O.P.E., Miracles for Kids, Boys and Girls Club of Tustin, and Summer Harvest Food for Kids. Rooster Member and Feed OC Chairman Dan Stone led the group with his knowledge and expertise in food drives. Past President Paul Robidoux, and longtime Rooster member Jon Giberson, helped Stone with organizing and executing this event to make it a true success. Rick McAuley, of Santa Ana, has been a member of the Roosters Foundation for 18 years and truly enjoys this event. “Their fundraising and charter to help small charities have always broadened me. Helping small charities in Orange County, especially for children, is my calling and their calling, too.”
Troy McAlpin of the Family Assistance Ministries was thankful for the additional food this year. “We distributed the meal boxes at our Christmas food/gift distribution. Food is tighter and tighter these days, so it was much appreciated.”
The boxes, valued at $25 each, totaling $25,000, were funded by the Roosters Foundation with money raised through donations and their three major yearly events: The Chefs Experience, The Wine Celebration, and Golfing for Kids. These fundraisers are in early planning stages for 2023.
The Roosters Foundation is a 45 year old charity and social organization, consisting of many professional people from diverse backgrounds from the greater Orange County area of Southern California. Each year, they raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for disadvantaged children.