From July 19th to August 3rd, Saddleback Church held its annual Food Drive to benefit hundreds of in-need families in the Orange County area. To help spread awareness about the event, we created an interactive food drive installation comprised of recycled food packages to be set on the Worship Center Patio for the three-week period. The empty food packages burst forth from the back of a truck in a food explosion, leading to a twirling wave of food. This food swirl guided the way to the river itself where people could place their food donations. All of the donations then went to the Saddleback Food Pantry all as a part of Saddleback’s mission to feed 1000 families for this year’s food drive.
Throughout the three-week donation period, anyone could bring their contributions to the patio an place them within the specified river boundaries. During these weeks, the river grew longer and longer as more donations flooded in. At the end of the three weeks, the River of Hope reached the final goal-marker of 1000 families, showing not only the love of the Saddleback Church community, but also the hopeful future for the families in need of this food.