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“ONEHB CONNECTS” HOSTS THREE FOOD DRIVES ON MAY 9 FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

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OneHB Connects – a partnership between the City of Huntington Beach and a collaborative group consisting of the Lutheran Disaster Response, Care Connections Network, Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council, and Waste Not OC – was created to identify and meet the needs of seniors facing hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its formation, OneHB Connects has provided over 3,000 meals per week to homebound seniors; developed a senior pen pal program; and provided referrals to critical senior care services. 

Over the past month, OneHB Connects has recognized a growing food insecurity among the wider community during the pandemic. Responding to this need, OneHB Connects teamed up with local residents and organizations to host three food drives on Saturday, May 9 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. 

We would like to invite and encourage our generous community to lift up their neighbors in need by donating essential canned foods or household items at these “drive-thru” locations in Huntington Beach on May 9. By stepping up and helping one another, we can bring an end to this pandemic:

  • St Peter’s By-the-Sea Presbyterian Church: 16911 Bolsa Chica Street, #3570
  • Senior Center in Central Park: 18041 Goldenwest Street
  • Lutheran Church-Resurrection: 9812 Hamilton Avenue

At this time, we kindly ask that you donate only the following, non-perishable items that have been identified as the most essential items for our community:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Rice
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Dried pasta
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

At each food “drive-thru” location, participants are asked to remain in their vehicles to ensure a contactless delivery. We also ask that you bag or box your donated goods in advance and place them in the trunk or backseat for staff to remove from your car. This will allow staff and participants to maintain proper social distance and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The event will be staffed by City of Huntington Beach Employees and volunteers from Huntington Beach Interfaith Council and other non-profit organizations. City employees will also participate in a separate food drive within the workplace during the week leading up to May 9.

Donated items will be stored and distributed to Huntington Beach residents at various City and Interfaith Council locations. To request any items from these food banks, please call 714-536-5600 for requests related to older adults, and 714-752-0406 for all other requests.

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

City Services Call Center 

Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm: 

(714) 536-5511

 Address:

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA

The City of Huntington Beach is committed to keeping our community and visitors informed of current events in our community. The purpose of this page is to foster transparency and increase the sharing of information. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Huntington Beach will make every effort to to update this page when updates are received from our local, state and federal partners.

Postponed/Canceled Events

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed or cancelled. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.

CANCELLED

August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP

POSTPONED

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights

RESCHEDULED

September 12 – Cruise in Car Show

October 11 – Cars and Copters

If you are a senior and in need of assistance, please call (714) 536-5600

Who Is Considered Higher Risk?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

Watch for symptons & What Should You Do?

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
  • If you feel like you are developing symptoms.
  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed.

What can you do if you have a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure that they have enough supplies on hand and offer to help them get more if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to support them.
  • Be cognizant of people visiting their home and inform them what to do to stay safe.
    • Stay home
    • Avoid touching high traffic surfaces in public places.
    • Social distancing
  • If you are feeling ill please avoid visiting.

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