October 27 – Social Justice Sunday: Waste Not OC Coalition

Rachel Otair, Guest Speaker
Rachel Daniels, Worship Associate

Founded in 2012, Waste Not OC Coalition (WNOC) is a public-private coalition formed with the goal of eliminating hunger and reducing food waste by facilitating the donation of wholesome surplus food from permitted food facilities to local pantries serving those in our community facing food insecurity. WNOC works collaboratively with hospitals, food banks, municipalities, and the food and waste-hauling industries. In 2018, over 17,500,000 pounds of food was recovered and redirected to those in need. The overall vision is to end hunger in Orange County with a model that may be adopted on a national scale.