President Robert met with Sam from Second Harvest on Monday 25th to discuss collaborating
on gleaning projects on Orange County Produce Farm Land on the Great Park in Irvine. Sam is over
Second Harvest “The Incredible Edible Park” and also their Harvesting and gleaning projects. The
meeting went well with both the President and Sam agreeing to support each other on the projects.
With Second Harvest having over 6,000 volunteers the president felt that he could get the job done
on the fields.
We continue to stay busy as Dan donates daily to L&F x10 fresh produce from his Farm In Irvine.
Donations continue to support Food Pantries and also Organizations that cook daily for the community
Volunteers gleaned green beans Saturday 23rd for Veterans first and South West Community Center.
Beans were delivered on Monday 25th because both organizations are closed on the weekends.
Veterans First houses 120 Homeless vets while South West Community Center cooks for
over 4,800 people a month.
Manassero called the president this week to tell him he has Cucumbers he wanted to donate from his
fields and that crates were needed to put the Cucumbers in.
We learned one thing receiving Donations from Farm Lands and that is people can
be very picky about how their produce looks before they buy it. We know that Farmers will pick
what seems right for the market and what they feel is acceptable to the consumer. We thank the
Lord he has open the door for us to be able to Harvest and glean. Manassero has Donated
over 164 crates of Cucumbers to L&F x10 which then have been distributed to Organizations.
We have been able to support with Cucumbers three Organizations that feed around 8 to 10,000 people
combined per month. We are very excited we were able to help put food on their tables and we will
continue to do so with the help from our friends.