Nearly 300,000 people in Orange County are at risk of hunger every month. South Coast Repertory, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, will hold a food drive during the run of Aubergine (Oct. 19-Nov. 16, 2019) to bring in 300 pounds of donated items. When you drop off two (2) items at SCR, you’ll receive a coupon good for $10 off tickets to Aubergine and other upcoming plays (including Fireflies; She Loves Me; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day;​and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon).


One can of food = 1 pound
1.2 pounds of food = one meal

Most-Needed Items

Here are Second Harvest’s recommendations for nutritious, high protein, high fiber, low sodium and low sugar items.

  • Peanut and other nut butters
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Rice (brown is preferred)
  • Canned fruit, packed in water or juice
  • Natural applesauce
  • Dried beans
  • Canned beans (low sodium)
  • Whole grain cereals (low sugar)
  • Canned soup (low sodium)
  • Boxed soup
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Canned meats & fish (packed in water)
  • Healthy snacks, such as low-sugar granola bars, raw nuts or dried fruit

Second Harvest also welcomes personal care items, such as diapers, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper.

The food bank does not accept items in glass containers, that need refrigeration or items that are expired.

$10 Off These Plays*

With your donation of two (2) items, you’ll receive a discount coupon for $10 off:

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Coupons—for a donation of two (2) items, you will be given a voucher that is good for $10 off a ticket to see the plays listed above, dates as specified. Seating is in Section A, based upon availability. There is a limit of two tickets per coupon. The more items you donate, the more coupons you'll receive. May not be combined with other offers or applied to earlier ticket purchases.