For those of you who don’t know her, Katrina Foley is a City of Costa Mesa councilmember. A resident of Mesa del Mar, Katrina’s mission is to make public safety a top priority and make Costa Mesa great for families. Due to the recent cut in funding for the Costa Mesa Senior Center Lunch Box Program, she has made it her goal to raise $10,000 for the meal program with her upcoming soiree, “Katrina’s Holiday Soiree & Benefit.”
The event takes place on Wed., Dec. 2, 2009 from 5:30-7:30pm at Mesa Restaurant, The Camp. It features a silent auction that will benefit the Costa Mesa Senior Center Lunch Box Program as well as the Second Harvest Food Bank. Foley is hopeful that attendees will donate the very necessary funds and contribute non-perishable food items. Due to the state of the economy, programs like these need food and donations more than ever.
A few months ago when Foley was a judge for the ‘Canstruction’ event at South Coast Plaza she learned more about the growing need for food in Orange County. Approximately 2,300 seniors are currently on the waiting list for the meals program. It really touched her because senior citizens need nourishment and many of them don’t have a means of transportation either. The Senior Center Lunch Box Program helps overcome the problem by delivering healthy meals directly to seniors.
There’s still time to donate to this worthwhile event. You can also help by contributing non-perishable food items in bins that are located at The Plant Stand and Mesa Restaurant, The Camp.