Feed Brea Extends Popular Pop-Up Event Through October


Photo courtesy of Feed Brea

Doug Green, chief visionary officer of Feed Brea, addresses Pop-Up Pantry volunteers before the start of the event on Oct. 3.

Feed Brea distributed over $62,000 worth of groceries to people in need on just the first day of the October Pop-Up Pantry event on Oct. 3.

The participating organizations, and 40 volunteers, distributed 1,258 boxes of groceries to over 300 cars from 9 to 11 a.m. in the BOHS lower parking lot.

Feed Brea, a collaborative nonprofit organization, will continue their Brea Pop-Up Pantry event into the month of October because “there is a need” top provide high-quality food to local families Jennifer Rodriguez, operation director of Feed Brea, said.

The event’s collaborators include the City of Brea, BOUSD, Chamber of Commerce, 14 churches, and Brea PD.

Ruben Segura, an organizer of the event, said the Pop-Up Pantry is like an “inaugural version of food distribution like other churches,” but with more of the city involved. 

At September’s Pop-Up Pantry event, volunteers distributed over 7,400 boxes to over 4,800 families. Due to the success of that event, Feed Brea extended the event into October.

Rodriguez shared that she “personally enjoyed meeting and getting to know people in the community.”

People are able to pick up their groceries consisting of produce, fruit, meat, and other dairy products, from the drive-thru to maintain physical distance. 

The Feed Brea organization urges those in need to “Come out, and spread the word!”