On Friday, July 11th, Second Harvest Food Bank volunteers from all over Orange County picked fruit for distribution to the hungry. Over the course of five hours, a truckload of citrus was gleaned from the University of California ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center citrus block and taken down the street to Second Harvest's facility in Irvine.
Volunteers of all ages participated in the picking, filling box after box with fresh fruit grown here at South Coast REC. Also helping with the harvest were members of the UCCE Master Gardeners – Orange County, who took some time out to talk to the other volunteers about the varieties of citrus they were picking.
Special thanks to Pacific Mercantile Bank and the UCI Student Center for all their hard work on Friday!