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Below you will find details on various upcoming events Community Action Partnership of Orange County will be offering, as well as recaps of our past events. Feel free to share these events with everyone you know. We hope to see you at our events!
LA Times' Food Bowl at SOCO and the OC Mix
Meet the Chefs and culinary experts at SOCO and The OC Mix as part of the LA Times' Food Bowl, benefiting the OC Food Bank. Enjoy Chef Talks, taste the shops' delicious creations, listen to live music ( Alice Wallace) in the courtyard, and then stay for dinner at our award winning restaurants. Please contact the restaurants directly to make your dinner reservations.
 
This event is free, but you must rsvp  here
 
Tours Begin at 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 PM in the Courtyard, including:
  1. We Olive Wine Bar - Olive oil and balsamic/The Cheese Shop bread tasting
  2. Savory Spice Shop/Farm and Culture Co. - Spice and Kombucha demo and tasting
  3. Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop - Seasonal salad tasting
  4. Pueblo - Seasonal lemonade demo and tasting
  5. Restaurant Marin - Layered cake demo and tasting
The OC Cajun Food & Music Celebration
To benefit CAPOC and our OC Food Bank

The first ever OC Cajun Food and Music Celebration will host a variety of local restaurants, wineries, and breweries highlighting their signature dishes and drinks, all celebrating the amazing cross cultural influences of Louisiana and Orange County. The event will also feature live Zydeco/Cajun bands (Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz & Lisa Haley & the Zydekats) to create an unforgettable family-friendly experience.

Thank you to our early sponsors, PIMCO Foundation, Taco Bell, Corporate Benefit Systems, Inc. and SCAN Healthplan.

Public Hearing
Thank you to everyone who attended our Public Hearing! The conversation and input we received will be greatly beneficial to develop our Community Action Plan (CAP). 

This plan helps CAPOC, as an agency, to create an overall strategy to further our mission of eliminating the causes of poverty and alleviating its effects. Through the process of developing the CAP, community needs and concerns are taken into consideration. We use this information to develop programming to address these needs, continue and expand community partnerships, and become a more effective agent for community progress in meeting our vision of:

"An Orange County where all community members attain self-sufficiency."

We also welcome your comments on the draft version of the CAP (here) which you can send to us using the form found here or directly to  planning@capoc.org.  The last day to submit comments will be  June 9, 2017 .

NALC's 25th Anniversary Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Thank you to all of those who participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers' 25th Anniversary Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 13th! With this drive, the NALC helped to raise and donate an estimated 281,815 pounds of food to the OC Food Bank!
Meanwhile, Back at Café du Monde
Fundraising event for CAPOC and our OC Food Bank
Save the Date: October 1, 2017 (Sunday evening)
Location: TBD
 
We are kicking off our Hope for the Holidays giving celebration by hosting Orange County's first ever "Meanwhile, Back At Cafe Du Monde" event!

This is a Unique, Festive Monologue Event About the 2nd Universal Language - FOOD and How Our Lives Revolve Around It! Chefs, Restaurant and Food Business Owners, our Board and Senior Staff, and Foodies are invited to share their 5-7 minutes holiday food stories. Up to 8 stories will be presented.
 
While this event has been presented across the county, with more than 2250 people sharing their life stories about food, our event is unique in that we will be specifically focus on how food impacts our lives during special family holidays and the impact it can have on our community's poorest residents.
 
The common thread is FOOD - an important part of our lives, our culture, and our personal stories. The event is a little bit of theater, a lot about cuisine, and a true cultural celebration of how food is a central part of our lives.

To learn more about the show, Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde... show, produced by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, please visit:  www.meanwhilebackatcafedumonde.com