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The Laguna Food Pantry offers free, fresh, nutritious groceries to families and individuals in need. The Pantry is open to everyone and requires no proof of need. The groceries include meat, dairy, eggs, fresh produce, and shelf-stable items. Vegetarian groceries are available upon request.

Our facility on Laguna Canyon Road serves about 250 families per day. We collect and give away about 100,000 pounds of groceries every week.

The Pantry is operated as an almost completely volunteer-run enterprise.  Only one full-time employee and a working Board of Directors direct over 160 volunteers who make operations possible.

As an agent of Second Harvest Food Bank, Laguna Food Pantry rescues groceries from local markets that would otherwise end up in a landfill. The Pantry’s inventory includes the rescued groceries, food purchased from wholesale grocers, donations from regional food banks, local markets, and private donors.

We are funded by generous donors, corporate and private foundation grants, churches, schools, and local government.

The Pantry operates with a drive-through distribution program. Volunteers pack groceries and provide curbside service.

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ABOUT US

We respect people’s privacy and honor their dignity.

We believe no one should go hungry.

Our Mission

Our Mission

MISSION

We serve our neighbors in need by providing free, nutritious groceries and connecting them to resources to improve their lives.

 

VISION

An Orange County community where families in need have nutritious food and live healthier and improved lives.

BELIEF

We believe no one should go hungry.

Provide Groceries To People In Need

Safety

Safety is our first priority in all we do, from the food we provide to the environment we share.

Quality

We strive to provide nutritious, quality groceries to the community in a friendly supportive setting.

Service

In all our actions, we endeavor to serve one another and our community, creating enjoyable, helpful experiences for shoppers and volunteers.

Respect

We champion the worth and dignity of all people and treat everyone as valued members of the community.

Our Values

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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