Trish Buenzli, a Case Manager with Northbound Academy, recently introduced the Northbound Academy and LINKS to Second Harvest of Orange County. Second Harvest is a local charity food bank feeding local residents. Northbound has made a commitment to their organization to help sort food in their new 121,000 square foot facility the first Wednesday of every month. In addition to current clients, Northbound encourages all staff to attend as well!
There are over 161,000 individuals who go hungry every day in Orange County and forty percent of those who go hungry are children. Northbound is honored to be teaming with Second Harvest to alleviate the problem as much as possible.
The Academy and LINKS will make volunteering at Second Harvest a permanent part of the client’s programming. Northbound would like to introduce clients to community outreach and encourage the continuation of volunteering involvement in their own home communities.
Northbound has also made a commitment to a couple other events sponsored by Second Harvest. Please contact Admissions if you have any questions regarding the volunteering or other volunteering opportunities in the Orange County area.
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