Orange County Branch Newsletter
ASCE OC Community Service
Vineyard Anaheim Food Pantry
By Joseph Huynh, EIT | Community Service Committee Co-Chair
On the morning of Saturday, April 9th, 2022, a group of 16+ volunteers from ASCE OC Community Service, Midwestern.Edu, and visitors from throughout the nation partnered with Vineyard Anaheim to provide over 375 families with fresh groceries and produce for the week at the Brookhurst Community Center, in Anaheim, CA. Since the program’s inception at the beginning of the pandemic, Vineyard Anaheim’s Compassion program has been able to feed over 2.5 million families with fresh produce and groceries every week.
This is made possible with dozens and dozens of community partners. To name a few, The City of Anaheim, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Amazon Fresh. Amazon Fresh donates over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce a week, and Vineyard has several distributions throughout the week. If you would like to learn more about Vineyard Anaheim’s Compassion program look here: https://www.vineyardanaheim.com/compassion.
ASCE OC Community Service has partnered with Vineyard Anaheim since March of 2021, and to-date has since helped provide over 20,000 families with fresh groceries and produce at the Saturday Brookhurst Community Center, in Anaheim, CA. If you would like to participate in this cause, learn more at the compassion page, or feel free to e-mail ASCE OC Community Service Co-Chair, Joseph Huynh at [email protected] to learn more about how you could be involved!
Visitors from New York set aside some time to do community service. Thanks for taking a photo with Joseph!
After a fruitful morning of community service, Midwestern.edu and OC YMF Community Service Huddle around for a nice group photo!
Volunteers prepare grocery bags for the “shoppers” to pick up and distribute to the public!
Just your standard volunteer!
OC YMF and Midwestern.edu doing their thing, directing traffic.
About the Author:
Joseph Huynh is a geotechnical engineer-in-training at A3GEO, Inc. He is also the ASCE OC Community Service Co-Chair. He enjoys community service, being in the outdoors, and trying new things. Joseph can be contacted by email at [email protected] or LinkedIn.