Picking Picks up in the San Gabriel Valley
Thank you to all who volunteered with Food Forward in September! We are so glad you could lend a hand in rescuing fresh produce for those in need.
Through our Backyard Harvest and Farmers Market Recovery events, volunteers saved 46,023 pounds of fruits and vegetables from going to waste in September. On average, 119 pounds of fresh produce was recovered during each volunteer's shift last month! Now, that's something to pat yourself on the back for.
Not only did you stop 46,000 pounds of fresh produce from going into the trash, you helped to feed Angelinos in need, like the clients of OPCC in Santa Monica. OPCC is the largest provider of housing and social services on LA's Westside and the produce they receive from our Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Gleans helps to feed those living in their permanent supportive housing.
Thank you for your support of Food Forward! We hope to see you at another event soon: http://foodforward.org/events/ -Your friends at Food Forward
A Thank You To SMCC
From La Casa de San Gabriel
Dear Members of the Congregation,
You are so incredibly generous in your donations of food to La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center! When Carol Barrett arrived in her Honda yesterday, it appeared to be really heavily loaded, and it did seem to lighten up after we all joined in and filled our pantry.
Your outreach to your neighbors is to be commended. Our resource-poor families are blessed by your generosity.
May I share a bit of ancient wisdom with you as a thank you to all of you?
May the kindness of God precede you.
May the wisdom of God be with you.
May the light of God follow you.
Cheryl Prentice, CEO
La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center