UCI Law rallies community to give back for 10th anniversary


UCI Law community at OC Food Bank
UCI Law students, alumni, faculty, staff and community friends at the OC Food Bank.

More than 150 UCI Law students, alumni, faculty, staff and community friends came together Saturday, Aug. 25, for the law school’s 10th Anniversary Day of Service. The event marked UCI Law’s first-ever school-wide day of service and largest community service project to date.

Partnering with OC Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank, the UCI Law community spent the Saturday assembling boxes, sorting and packing produce, packing dry goods and loading care packs for local individuals in need.  

“Our first day of service was a tremendous success and I had a wonderful day with so many members of our UCI Law family teaming up to make a meaningful impact on our local community,” said UCI Law Dean L. Song Richardson. “UCI Law is rooted in public service so it was only appropriate to mark our 10-year anniversary with our largest community service project ever.”

OC Food Bank estimates approximately 456,000 people are at risk of hunger every month in Orange County, and nationally 38 million people are food insecure.

Split into two shifts, UCI Law packed nearly 3,000 boxes at OC Food Bank for low-income, elderly recipients. At Second Harvest, the team of volunteers sorted through thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to benefit children, seniors and families in Orange County.

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