The COVID-19 pandemic is testing us as an organization and as an entire community on many fronts. From my perspective, we are all rising to the challenge in unprecedented ways. As a food bank and pantry network, Second Harvest and our partners continue to make the bold adjustments and preparations needed to best support those who will depend on us in the weeks and months ahead.
Second Harvest Food Bank has launched weekly drive through service at the Honda Center to help them feed the hungry while maintaining the safety of the volunteers, staff and those coming to pick up the food through social distancing.
Riprap has moved two homeless camps from the Santa Ana riverbank, one by the Honda Center last year and the other this year along the 57 Freeway from roughly the 22 Freeway to Angel Stadium. The Honda Center riprap was requested by Supervisor Shawn Nelson, according to county emails.
The Anaheim City Council has approved a deal to allow Anaheim Arena Management, the operator of the Honda Center, negotiate and sell the naming rights to the city’s signature transportation hub, known as the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC.
The removal comes less than two weeks after the county entered a $750,000 contract with the non-profit City Net to provide services to a separate group of homeless people camped on the western bank of the Santa Ana River near Angel Stadium.
Anaheim will scrap an existing fireworks program that Mayor Tom Tait says disproportionately benefits Anaheim Hills residents for a more limited program where only 16 nonprofits will participate each year.