The L.I. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an Orange County proposal to open a new citrus restaurant and grocery store in Orange.
The Orange County Board voted 6-0 to approve the $2.9 million plan to open the Orange County Food Bank, which would be a new location of the Orange Food Bank.
The new Orange Food Banks will focus on community outreach and distribution.
The Orange County Economic Development Authority, which owns the Orange county property, is the developer of the project.
The proposed location for the Orange Orange Food Depot is at the intersection of L. A. and Pico Blvd., just west of Leland Avenue.
The project is expected to be complete by early 2019.
The food bank, which is part of the Los Angeles County Foodbank, serves 1,500 to 1,600 foodstuffs daily, and is the largest single food bank program in California.
The grocery store is expected be open by spring 2020.
It would have two lanes and would include a parking lot and a parking deck.
The county also is looking at creating more food pantries, and the Orange City Chamber of Commerce is working on creating a food pantry to serve low-income residents in Orange County.
The Food Bank is the second of several food banks in Orange to open in recent years.
In March, the L.L.A.-based Food Bank opened in a warehouse near the Leland Ave.
Food Bank at 4555 E. Pico St. in the Westwood neighborhood.
A-based Foodbank has been in operation since the early 1980s, and it has a staff of more than 3,000 volunteers.