Love Letters Food Box provides meals, encouragement for parents at CHOC – Orange County Register

A request to supplement a few meals for the Morris family and son, Dillan, who was battling cancer at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, has inspired an Anaheim Hills restaurant owner to continue to help other families.

Personally touched by Dillan’s courageous battle, the owners, with assistance from Dillan’s parents, founded The Love Letters Food Box organization in his honor. As a result, the owners, who want to remain anonymous, started providing food box deliveries in February 2016. By October, the restaurant increased its meal delivery service to six days a week; adding a seventh food box in January.

The organization, which relies upon volunteers to pick up and deliver the food boxes, is currently working under the umbrella of the nonprofit Hill of Hope.  Each food box  includes a special letter of encouragement. Wednesday’s food boxes include a handmade themed blanket for the child.

Love Letters Food Box provides a hot nourishing meal to families of critically ill children, enabling them to remain at their child’s bedside. The restaurant owners have a goal of expanding the program’s volunteer base would enable them to provide one box every day to every floor of the hospital.

The Love Letters Food Box organization also participated in the CHOC Walk last month with a team of 50 walkers raising $13,000 for CHOC.

If you want to volunteer or would like additional information about the organization, email them at

Ebell Club learning tricks of genealogy

Ever wonder about your ancestors and want to learn more about them? Then you might consider attending the next meeting of the Ebell Club of Canyon Hills at 7 p.m. on  Monday, Oct. 2 in the Fellowship Hall of Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church.

Program chairs Linda Schleiger and Heather Terjung have arranged for an interesting and informative program by Pat Williams. She will discuss using genealogy and forensics to identify unidentified, deceased individuals as well as using these techniques to trace ancestors. Williams is a board member of Genealogical Society of North Orange County California, an organization that assists people in not only finding deceased relatives, but also in locating ancestors.

The evening’s agenda will also provide the latest information regarding fundraising, membership and planned social events. Nancy Bertocchini is current club president.

For additional information about the Ebell Club contact Sandra Owens and Gayle Cornejo…

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