Great Park hosts Second Harvest Food Bank and Halloween festivities

Kiralynn Edmondson

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County collected non-perishable goods for the needy on Saturday at The Great Park.

The Great Park was celebrating a Pumpkin Harvest where children under 12 participated in picking their own free pumpkins, along with crafts, and games.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has been a link between food suppliers and agencies that feed the hungry for the last 26 years. They ask for donations from the public and volunteers help to package up food and send out to those who need it.

“We’re here to accept donations and inform the public more about our services,” said Mark Ragland.

Ragland started to volunteer nine months ago and is already an Ambassador. He sorts through foods and ships out packages.

“I never thought that I would be offering up free labor, but I get so much satisfaction out of it, its something I feel good to be associated with it,” he said.

The Great Park Pumpkin Harvest was Ragland’s first Ambassador event.

“You can volunteer on a walk in basis on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, the weekend gets really busy there is usually a waiting list. You can also help grow and harvest fruits and vegetables from the Second Harvest Food Bank Edible Park,” Ragland said.

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