Anaheim, California-based Northgate González Market teamed up with Oportun and Hyundai last week to donate more than 5,000 turkey vouchers, groceries and cash gift cards to provide some relief and holiday cheer to families dealing with food insecurities.
“We recognize many people are hurting, and through our business and nonprofit partnerships, we are honored to be able to provide some much-needed relief during the holidays,” said Northgate Market Co-President Oscar González.
The 41-year-old grocery store chain has donated more than $1 million to local food banks and other charitable organizations since the start of the pandemic.
In addition to Hyundai and Oportun, Northgate Market has partnered this year with more than 65 nonprofits, schools and elected officials to identify the families in need. Over the weekend, about eight food distribution events took place in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Diego.
“We are proud to help families in Orange County and other parts of Southern California celebrate Thanksgiving through these vouchers so they can have a plentiful meal to share with their loved ones,” said Ezra Garrett, SVP of public affairs and impact at Oportun. “We also know that there are families who are still struggling to recover from the impacts of COVID, and we are grateful for our community partners at the Bresee Foundation, Familia Gonzalez Reynoso Foundation, Orange County United Way, Hyundai, and Northgate Markets for their commitment to making their holiday season more meaningful.”
“Far too many families in Southern California and across the country are experiencing food insecurity and other health, social and economic challenges made worse by the ongoing pandemic,” said Dana White, chief communications officer for Hyundai Motor North America. “That is why we are proud to partner with Northgate González Market and amplify their critical efforts in the community to help increase access to healthy and nutritious food.”