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Hunger hits home,but so do solutions…

Posted on 27 December 2012 by robertflournoy

Taylor Shweiki a Freshman Student-Athlete from Fresno, California who attends Irvine 

Valley College wrote a publication in the Irvine World News about hunger in Orange County.

 We are very excited to see her publication finally come out in the paper.

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Taylor’s Actual Publication…

Photo: Taylor Sweikie writer of the Publication "Hunger hits home, but so do solutions"

The Great Recession created a long list of economic hardships for Orange County residents, including, sadly, hunger.

Many people simply don’t understand the significant impact hunger has on our community. Hunger doesn’t just exist in small pockets of society, in certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods — it’s everywhere.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 500,000 U.S. households suffer from hunger each day. According to the Orange County Food Bank, there are nearly 456,000 people at risk for hunger every month in Orange County.

Fortunately, a national movement called “gleaning” has sprung up in our neighborhoods. Growers with excess harvest allow volunteers to “glean” produce that can then be donated to the needy.

Local gleaning projects have given hundreds of pounds of fresh produce to local people in need.

If you are looking for a way to give back or help out, volunteering for a local gleaning group can be a great way to do that.

Consider taking a step onto a path of service to others. The direction you choose in 2013 is entirely your decision; but choosing to DO, by helping those in need, will leave our community in a much better place.

To volunteer with the local gleaning organization Loaves and Fishes X10, email gleaningfarmland@gmail.com or call 714-718-2930.

Taylor Shweiki is a Freshman Student-Athlete from Fresno, California attending Irvine Valley College. She’s majoring in Biological Sciences. Shweiki plays on the colligent Women’s Golf Team for IVC, that won the State Championship title in November of 2012.

 

“Thank you Taylor for bringing to our attention the condition of our Country and our Community.

 

We are always looking for more volunteers to help in our gleaning projects. Feel free to bring 

out your company,family and friends and together we can help stump out hunger in

Orange County.

 

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Some of L&F x10 2012 Accomplishments And Projects…

Posted on 26 December 2012 by robertflournoy

We received another Certificate Of Recognition from State Senator Lou Correa office for

supplying fresh produce for the community he serves at his events…

 

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE LINKS…

Resolution/Awards/Certificates

 

The President received a certificate for Supporting Valley High School Inc…

President of L&F x10 received a Certificate for his support of Valley High School Inc.

 

L&F x10 was introduced in every Community College in California including the Governors

office for our Food Distributions to the students and also our gleaning projects…

 

The President receives write ups in the Orange County Register and Irvine World News…

http://www.ocregister.com/news/students-353381-national-merit.html

http://www.ocregister.com/news/gleaning-348589-help-great.html

 

Orange County Register Irvine World News…

L&F x10 in the Irvine World News Paper…

Hunger hits home,but so do solutions…

 

Open Door News letter from the President of Irvine Valley College…

From the President of Irvine Valley College Open Door Letter/Food distribution on Irvine Valley College Campus…

In dew season you will be lifted up…

From the President of Irvine Valley College Open Door Letter…

Our Second Distribution to Students at Irvine Valley College in California…

 

Dan Manassero recieves an award for supplying fresh produce to Irvine Valley College students…

Manassero received an award for supporting Irvine Valley College students…

 

Buying produce from Manassero at low prices for low income families…

Buying Produce from The Original Manassero Farms/Manassero Donates 250,000 lbs of Fresh Produce in 2012..

 

We will be talking to AG Kawamura about buying produce from him as well next year .

You can be a part to help feed our community and also help sustain our Orange County 

growers by donating to our organization. We are a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization

and all donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions please feel free to 

contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. It is our desire to increase

our donations of fresh produce to the community in 2013.

 

Thank you.

 

On Orange County Produce Farm Land…

 

Dan Manassero of “The Original Manassero Farms”

 

 

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A.G Kawamura of Orange County Produce donated 20,000 lbs of organic produce through Harvesting and gleaning in 2012…

Posted on 23 December 2012 by robertflournoy

What does gleaning,harvesting,Great Park and Orange County Produce all mean?It means 20,000 lbs

of fresh organic produce for families in Orange County. This year L&F x10 with the help of volunteers

from Orange County and Riverside County and the support of the Great Park donated fresh

produce to low income families. Squash, green beans,zucchini,cucumbers,cabbage and broccoli

were all picked from Orange County Produce Farm Land at the Great Park and given to Food

Pantries and Food Banks. 

 

16,000 lbs of cabbage picked  by Saddleback Church Food Pantry,New beginning 

 Community Church and others were picked up by a Santa Ana Food Bank…

Broccoli and more cabbage followed the next following weekend…

 

Other Produce…

 

2013 looks to be even a more exciting time with our Orange County Farmers as we work closer

to support our low income families in the times we are in.

 

Videos of some of our projects…

 

This one is from December 20th 2011…

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Today’s toy distribution was a success with L&F x10 and E.B.C Academy…

Posted on 22 December 2012 by robertflournoy

People were in line at 6:am waiting to receive toys from today’s distribution which started

at 10:am. Hundreds showed up today to receive toys from the school most of their kids

go to which is Edward B Cole Academy a school started by Pastor Lee Deleon of Templo

Calvario CDC.

Toys,food,drinks, Christmas Trees,shoes and clothing  were given out at this event….

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Photo: EBC Toy distribution

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This is the first time L&F x10 and E.B.C Academy has worked together and we can tell the Academy

has it together.

 

Pictures…http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.404970082890646.89287.100001329725981&type=1

 

Videos from today’s distribution…

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Our very first Harvest with Orange County Produce gave us 16,000 lbs of organic cabbage…

Posted on 18 December 2012 by robertflournoy

 

 

Videos of the Event…

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L&F x10 and Edward B Cole Academy toy distribution…

Posted on 16 December 2012 by robertflournoy

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Its amazing the feeling you get when the Christmas season approaches and you see non profits

doing their best to get toys donated to their organization. This year L&F x10 shared it’s toys

with Templo Calvario for their  toy give away  at the church. In the picture above  you see Pastor

Marcos helping to separate toys to take back .

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Saturday December 22nd will be our toy distribution to the community at Edward B Cole Academy in

Santa Ana…

 

Video of Pastor Marcos…

 

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Taking feeding the Community to a new level through Farm Land gleaning…

Posted on 15 December 2012 by robertflournoy

ABOUT US: Loaves And Fishes x10 is a faith based ministry taking feeding the community to a different level. One way we feed the community is through our Commercial Farm Land gleaning projects. Food Pantries come from North and South County to glean free Fresh produce for the low income community they serve.We also partner with Food Banks to have community food distributions which help families through the week with food. In these times where 615,000  Orange County residents are at risk of hunger Loaves And fishes x10 is dedicated to doing its part to make sure that we help to feed as many people as we can.

OUR VISION: Loaves And Fishes x10 desire is to glean as many Farm Lands as we can. We want to be able to supply as many Pantries we can with fresh produce from Farm Lands.

We also want to be able to help organizations that cook each day with produce from the field that are gleaned. Our goal is to have a Warehouse with Refrigeration, Freezer and transportation where we can store gleaned produce for Food Pantries and organizations looking for produce. It is said that 96 Billion pounds of consumable food is left un Harvested in our Country. Our goal is not to just glean produce but also to be able to work with Farmers who are willing to donate meat products to the community as well.

 

OUR MISSION: Our mission is to do our best to help stomp out hunger. We are very dedicated to working hard at what has been open up to us. We are looking to develop a large volunteer based because of the size of theFarmLandwe glean. We are looking at a minimum of 300 per gleaning project. This number will help us to glean more of the fields and leave less. We are also working on connecting with Food Bank and donors to help feed the community.

 

 

 

Leviticus 19:9-10

New International Version (NIV)

9 “‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the LORD your God.

 

ABOUT OUR MINISTRY PRESIDENT: Personal Bio from 2000-2012: Robert Flournoy President of Loaves And Fishes x10 started ministry  back in 2000 where he helped support 7 Homeless people in Tustin California for one year by buying all their hygiene products, food and during holidays give them dinners. Most of this was done from his own money earning from his job.. He then began in 2001 working through his Church Food Bank supporting Hotel families and Apartment complexes in Santa Ana; Garden Grove and Tustin with Truck loads of groceries while preaching the Gospel.

Later he became more involved with his Church Food Bank  a compassionate ministry at Templo Calvario serving thousand in the city every week. Through Obras De Amor he began to get involved with bigger events, such as renting out school parking lots and giving out over 50,000 lbs. of food to the community. His experience in event planning and food distribution through the food bank, led him to be in charge of food distribution  for We Care America and We Care Santa Ana events where he was over bagging enough groceries for a week for 5000 families, both activities of Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation. He had at that time obtained non profit status under the name Resurrection Ministry, llc.

Robert in 2010 became the Outreach Coordinator for Love Community Outreach of Santa Ana where his job was to help procure enough food to support 50 Churches and the surrounding community and also have Evangelical food distributions and net work with other ministries.

In 2011 after serving and being faithful to other organizations since 2000 Robert stepped out and started his own organization Loaves And Fishes x10 an organization that gleanes Farm Land in Orange Countyand also collaborates with Food Banks to have Food Distributions where he is very dedicated to feeding the community both physical and spiritual.

Today Robert says he is excited about starting his own organization because he can see the hard work it takes and also the blessing it brings. He is very excited about the gleaning because it has taken this organization to a another level of support for the community. Because of his passion to serve God…Robert Flournoy since 2000 has always supported the community after his work hours with dedicated ministry work and a humble hart.

 

COPY AND PASTE…

Awards…

Resolution/Awards/Certificates

Supported Ministries…

https://loavesandfishesx10.com/?page_id=30

Publication for California Colleges…

In dew season you will be lifted up…

Manassero receives an Award…

Manassero received an award for supporting Irvine Valley College students…

Buying Produce…

Buying Produce from The Original Manassero Farms/Manassero Donates 250,000 lbs of Fresh Produce in 2012..

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L&F x10 in the Irvine World News Paper…

Posted on 13 December 2012 by robertflournoy

Orange County Register writer contacted the president to ask him if she could write about the

organization in the Irvine World News paper that belongs to the Register. After getting the

legalities and all the write information and names correct Michelle Nicolosi (OC Register)

wrote the Publication… Here is a photo copy of the Publication…

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More volunteers from this Saturdays project…

 

We would like to thank Michelle for her excellent job she did on this piece. AG Kawamura of

Orange County Produce was pleased with it as well.

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Photo: Thank you Karen for your donation to Toys for Tots

Irvine Valley College Performing Art Center donates toys to (Toys for Tots)…

Posted on 13 December 2012 by robertflournoy

Photo: Thank you Karen for your donation to Toys for Tots

We tried doing it last year says Karen from the Performing Arts Center at Irvine Valley College.

Last year the College did its first ever toy drive for the organization in partnership with Loaves and

Fishes x10 and this year Karen from the Performing Arts Center took control of it and did a great job.

 

The mission of the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center along with the college’s Dance, Music and Theater Programs is founded in the belief that the arts are an essential element of education and growth. We strive to offer productions that are engaging and compelling for our students and the population at large.

 

Karen Martin|Performing Arts Center Operations Manager

Irvine Valley College|Performing Arts Center

 Irvine Valley College|Performing Arts Center

5500 Irvine Center Dr.|Irvine, CA 92618

P: 949-451-5294 | Web: www.ivcarts.org

Video of Karen…

 

Small pictures of various performances.

Apr.19:Dance Perspectives Concert

May.3-5:Dance '65 Concert

 

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Squash and Oranges Saturday 14th at Irvine Valley College…

Posted on 12 December 2012 by robertflournoy

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Come join us this weekend as we finish picking the orange trees at Irvine Valley College

 and also glean Manaserro squash for low income families. 

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Squash we will glean

Photo: Zucchinis for this weekend gleaning

 

Directions and Information…

 

ADDRESS …Irvine Valley College

                            5500 Irvine Center Drive                                  TIME:9:am-11:am

                            Irvine  Ca, 9261

 

DIRECTIONS…405 S. Exit Jeffrey and turn (left)/Go straight until you get to light called

Irvine Valley and turn right into the College…Proceed straight pass the

the yellow ticket booth on the left and park in the Parking Lot to the left which will be next to the filled.

 

DIRECTIONS5 North exit Jeffrey and go left pass Irvine Center Drive to the light called

Irvine Valley and turn left and follow the same directions as above.

 

DIRECTIONS5 South Exit Jeffrey and follow the road to the Jeffrey light turn left and 

go pass Irvine Center Drive to the light called Irvine Valley and follow the

same directions as above.

 

Clothes to wear  Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes,long shirts,hats,gloves and pants

to protect themselves.

                   

ToolsButter knives will work

 

 Orange Trees…I will have 5 pickers for the oranges up high in the trees

 

Waivers

Please bring your waiver signed (all three pages)…you can down load a waiver by going to the( Home Page)

 and click on Supported Ministries and then volunteering.

 

Transportation…Organizations coming to glean must have their own transportation to take

back their gleaned produce…organizations can park their transport vehicle

 next to the field.

 

Permit…Campus police is giving every car a free Parking Permit because we have to park in

the Parking lot away from the field due to a Soccer activity that may take all the free parking.

 

Chosen Food PantryVolunteers not gleaning for any specific organization will be supporting

South West Community Center  who serves meals to almost 4,800 a month and a Santa Ana Food

Bank that serves 4,000 people.

 

 

Additional InfoAny other info will be presented at the site.

 

Contact information…

Robert Flournoy- 714-718-2930

 

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