Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa for the 9th Annual CANstruction Orange County Design/Build Competition, which combines the fun of a design/build competition with an ingenious way to help feed hungry people… Read more
A month of activities, performances and charity outreach kicks off Friday with the start of the annual Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza.
The event, in its 15th year, will be held at the Costa Mesa mall on weekends through September.
“The festival offers over 75 children’s charities a free opportunity to educate the community about the important work they are doing, conduct donor outreach, recruit volunteers and seek collaborative opportunities with like-minded organizations and individuals,” Jennifer Gordon, director of marketing and corporate communications for the Festival of Children Foundation, wrote in an email… Read more
Everyone knows Dumbo is the elephant that can fly, but would a Dumbo made entirely of cans fly, too?
Well, not actually fly — but would it look just like the Dumbo found on the ride at Disneyland? That’s what a team of engineers and architects from the Disneyland Resort wanted to know when they decided to volunteer and take part in the Orange County Food Bank’s eighth annual Canstruction® event.
“We want to make it seem like he’s flying over clouds in the air when we’re done,” said Tuan Nguyen, a mechanical engineer with the Disneyland Resort… Read More
Canstruction Orange County and the OC Food Bank are pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Canstruction Orange County Design/Build Competition!
The competition brought together nineteen local architectural, engineering, and design teams to create phenomenal structures built entirely out of canned food, all built in under 12 hours. This event is held each September during the month of September in conjunction with the Festival of Children.
This year the structures were hosted at both South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and ARTIC in Anaheim.
To help end hunger, an architectural firm in Old Towne Orange put its building skills to work.
Architects Orange, the largest architectural firm in Old Towne, decided for the first time to participate in this year’s Canstruction Orange County, an event where groups design and build sculptures out of canned goods, which will later be taken down and donated to local shelters.
Architects Orange titled its 8-foot-tall sculpture “Rising Above Hunger.” It features a large hot air balloon… Read More
Deft hands carefully steadied cans of tuna, baked beans and chicken inside Anaheim’s large transit station.
The collection of preserved food slowly took shape into a regal lion rising more than seven feet tall.
The public art piece and four other colossal canned food structures crafted by local architecture and engineering firms will be displayed through Sept. 27 at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center as part of an effort to feed the poor… Read More
The Orange County CalFresh Collaborative is a group of the main CalFresh Outreach Organizations that have come together on behalf of the vulnerable members of our community who are CalFresh Eligible. Our goal is to help make their experience easier with a unified appointment system and website www.ocfoodhelp.org.
The Collaborative is made up of Community Action Partnership of Orange County's OC Food Bank, Catholic Charities of Orange County, 211 OC, Community Health Initiative of Orange County, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Please vote by February 15th!
Community Action Partnership of Orange County and its OC Food Bank provides more than 22 million pounds of food each year thanks to its partnership with more than 350 hunger-fighting agencies, soup kitchens and pantries and its Senior Food Box program. ... See MoreSee Less