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 In the early days of the pandemic in 2020, thousands of Orange County residents lost their jobs as restaurants, gyms, and theme parks closed their doors. Others saw their hours drastically reduced. The economic hardship made it challenging for many Orange County families to put food on the table. Food pantries were inundated. Who can forget the images of lines of cars snaking through parking lots, the people inside waiting their turn to collect a box of stables to keep their families going for another week?

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