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OC BREW & BITES FESTIVAL TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR FOOD INSECURITY

ANAHEIM, CA (April 11, 2015) – Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), operating the OC Food Bank, is hosting a brews and bites festival in the Farmers Park at the Anaheim Packing House on Saturday, April 11th from 1-5pm to end poverty in Orange County.

The ‘OC Brews and Bites Music Fest’ will feature more than 30 craft beers from regional breweries paired with delicious bites from a dozen local restaurants that boast craft brewing on tap. In addition, live folk style music will take stage during the festival with performances by Cubensis and The Outriders.

CAPOC is holding a community celebration of its 50th anniversary with this kick-off event bringing the community together to commemorate its roots of community action as Orange County’s designated anti-poverty fighter. “We are working to bring prosperity and economic life back to low-income communities. We noticed that Orange County was becoming a center for locally grown businesses that help to create jobs and return life to distressed communities. The Craft brew and gastropubs are leading the way to build business neighborhoods such as downtown Santa Ana and Anaheim that are ushering a new renaissance for the community,” said Alan Woo, CAPOC Director of Planning and Fund Development. “By supporting this event, you are not only enjoying some of the best beer and bites in the county, but you are helping to provides services to the poor and hungry.”

Funds raised from the event will help the OC Food Bank buy thousands of pounds of fresh produce for food insecure families and individuals who cannot afford to purchase fresh produce or nutritious meals. The recent effects of the California water drought have dwindled the amount of fresh produce donations to the OC Food Bank impacting the Food Bank’s ability to serve the growing number of food insecure in Orange County. “Providing fresh produce is an essential part of our Farm2Families program ensuring that young children and families receive essential nutrition as part of their consistent diet,” said Mark Lowry, CAPOC Food Bank Director.

“As the Brew City of Southern California, we are proud to host the brews and bites event in our city,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “Here’s a chance to come to Anaheim to enjoy local craft beer and delicious food, all while helping those in need. I would say that’s a win, win, win!”

Tickets for the OC Brew and Bites Music Fest are $50 and are available at www.ocfoodbank.org/brewsandbites.

ABOUT COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF ORANGE COUNTY

With leadership and results dating back to 1965, Community Action Partnership of Orange County has evolved into Orange County’s most comprehensive anti-hunger and poverty relief organization. CAPOC’s aim is to make a positive impact in people’s lives by helping them meet basic needs and strengthen their support system. Our position within Orange County allows us to identify neighborhood concerns and find unique solutions. We have a stake in the health of our community and have the ability to create real change in the lives of low-income children, families, seniors, and veterans. By acting as a resource for ending hunger and poverty, our organization improves the health of our community. We mobilize and direct resources to programs that assist, educate, and promote self-sufficiency.

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