Let’s Get GleaningJuly 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Forage in your own yard to help the hungry! We’ve just received this heads-up from a Bay Area organization that’s making it happen:
If you have an overabundance of fruits and vegetables from your back yard garden, here’s a great way to help those in need. The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center of Walnut Creek is collecting your fresh garden produce weekly and transporting it to the pantry shelves at the Monument Crisis Center (MCC) in Concord.
The program is entitled “Let’s Get Gleaning” and its objective is to help us help nourish the community by delivering fresh, healthy food to families and individuals less fortunate. In addition to collecting fresh fruits and vegetables, the Peace Center accepts donations of canned and non-perishable packaged foods.
For those with more home grown produce than you can use after your weekend harvest, there are three locations where you can drop off your fruits and vegetables. The Peace Center is working hand in hand with the Organizing for America (OFA) team on this project.
1. Morning Drop-Offs at the Peace Center Office on Mondays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The Peace Center is located at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane in Walnut Creek 94596. The website is http://www.mtdpc.org.
2. Evening drop-offs Thursdays, starting through July 31, from 6:00-8:00 PM at 1346 Keywood Court, Concord 94521.
3. Another drop-off place is at MCC itself, at 2350 Monument Blvd. Suite B, Concord, CA.