About South County Outreach
South County Outreach is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to helping low-income individuals, families, and seniors in crisis.
Since 1989, we have grown from a Food Pantry aiding a few families in need to a multi-service provider with a $3 million budget. Services include food, housing, rental and utility assistance, homeless prevention coaching and counseling, and computer skills training.
For the past 29 years, South County Outreach (originally Saddleback Community Outreach), has been a leader in the fight to end hunger and homelessness in Orange County. We believe that helping people help themselves is the most effective way to build a self-sustaining community. Through the implementation of programs like our Transitional Housing Program, which puts a roof over the heads of 17 households every year, along with our Food Pantry, which distributes over 800,000 lbs of food and keeps nearly 2,500 children fed each year, South County Outreach is doing what we do besthousing hope and ending hunger, together.
In fact, volunteers are an enormous part of our success; we have over a thousand unique volunteers donate their time for us throughout the year, along with 200 regularly scheduled weekly volunteers. Even though our name may have changed, we still rally behind the strength of the community. Together, we do make an impact.