This past year, our world experienced an unforeseen tragedy: the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. On March 23, Governor Newsom activated California’s local corps to support food banks and distribution efforts statewide to meet this great need. The Orange County Conservation Corps is honored to be one of 14 local corps who answered the call. In addition to providing educational opportunities for young adults who seek to transform their lives by contributing to their communities, our mission has evolved to include emergency aid to Orange County residents affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The critical work our Corpsmembers, staff, and organization do each day is what we as a nonprofit organization strive to do in the face of an emergency.