Food Bank Director to Speak on Hunger

Orange—Mark Lowry, Director of the Orange County Food Bank, will discuss the connection between poverty and hunger Tuesday, November 24, at Santiago Canyon College.

A canned food drive to benefit the Food Bank is being sponsored by Pi Theta Kappa, an organization of honor students at the college. Those who attend the lecture are invited to bring a canned food item to donate.

Lowry will highlight the growing need for food assistance in Orange County. More than 100,000 people now receive food from the Food Bank each month. The Food Bank

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distributes food to nearly 400 other charities, including churches, senior centers, shelters, community centers, and social service agencies. The Orange County Food Bank directly feeds 1,400 people daily in communities throughout the region.

Under Lowry’s leadership, the Orange County Food Bank has twice received the annual Hunger Fighter Award from the California Hunger Action Coalition.

Lowry has served on the boards of several local, state, and national groups, including serving as the president of the California Association of Food Banks.

Lowry will speak at 10:15 a.m. in room E-203. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. Lowry’s appearance is sponsored by the SCC Speaker’s Symposium.

Santiago Canyon College is a public community college of Rancho Santiago Community College District, serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin and Villa Park. The college provides education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.

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Media Contact:
John Weispfenning, (714) 628-5030 or Weispfenning_John@sccollege.edu