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Saturday 14th Watermelon Harvest Was One Of The Best Yet…

Posted on 18 September 2013 by robertflournoy

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The excitement grew as we were gathering volunteers to harvest watermelons at

the Great Park on Orange County Produce farm land. Volunteers came from Santa

Ana and Lake Forest to pick for there Food Banks and Pantries. Saddleback Church

and the Santa Ana Food Bank along with Paul Geisert from Giving Children Hope

came out and did a great job picking and washing melons before they were put

in bins…

Sustainability…watermelons donated two Saddleback Church Food Pantry and the Santa Ana Food Bank although the melons were going to be donated we decided to buy them from AG Kawamura to help support his program. We believe in helping to sustain our Orange County Farmers. We will also be buying from Dan Manassero of The Original Manassero Farms.

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Picking Watermelons at the Great Park On Orange County Produce Farm…9/14/13 from 8:am to 10:am

Posted on 11 September 2013 by robertflournoy

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Hours Of picking (8:am to 10:am)

 

                                          (Please try and be there on time so we can check all waivers)

 

Directions to The Great Park:

Take the (5 ) South to Sand Canyon Off Ramp and turn (Left)and go straight to the first light

Marine Way and turn (Right) continue straight until you get to the Guard Shack

Turn (Left) and follow the road all the way to the stop sign

Continue straight pass the stop sign and park immediately on the right

 

What’s needed:

Please make sure all volunteers sign the waivers before they come out this will help us to get to the fields faster.

Waiver… https://loavesandfishesx10.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Volunteer-Waiver-Form.pdf

 

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NOTE… We are working on a shorter waiver so please be patient with us.

 

Proper Clothing:

 

All volunteers must wear long sleeve shirts, pants,  closed toe shoesgloves if you prefer,

hat if you want to protect yourself from the heat and bring some water.

 

NOTE…We recommend you wear garden gloves to protect your hands from getting sticky.

 

 Organizations responsibility:

 

Organizations must bring their own vehicles to transfer picked tomatoes back to their facilities.

You must also bring your own crates. 

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Check out our Fund Raiser Campaign…

http://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/farm-2-table

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Looking for 10 volunteers for this weekend to pick squash at the Great Park…

Posted on 05 September 2013 by robertflournoy

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Hours Of Gleaning (8:am to 10:am)

 

                                                                       (Please try and be there on time)

 

Directions to The Great Park:

Take the (5 ) South to Sand Canyon Off Ramp and turn (Left)and go straight to the first light

Marine Way and turn (Right) continue straight until you get to the Guard Shack

Turn (Left) and follow the road all the way to the stop sign

Continue straight pass the stop sign and park immediately on the right

 

What’s needed:

Please make sure all volunteers sign the waivers before they come out this will help us to get to the fields faster.

Waiver… https://loavesandfishesx10.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Volunteer-Waiver-Form.pdf

 

NOTE… We are working on a shorter waiver so please be patient with us.

 

Proper Clothing:

 

All volunteers must wear long sleeve shirts, pants,  closed toe shoesgloves if you prefer,

hat if you want to protect yourself from the heat and bring some water.

 

 Organizations responsibility:

 

Organizations must bring their own vehicles to transfer picked tomatoes back to their facilities.

You must also bring your own crates. 

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Loaves and Fishes x10 and The Original Manassero Farms working together to fight hunger…

Posted on 04 September 2013 by robertflournoy

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Link to The Original Manassero Farms Resolution for donating to L&F x10…

http://manasserofarms.com/dan-and-anne-manassero-owners-of-the-original-manassero-farms-receives-a-resolution-from-the-california-state-senate/

For the last four years Loaves and Fishes x10 and The Original Manassero Farms have been

working together to help stomp out hunger here in Orange County. The Original Manassero Farms

 who is owned by Dan and Anne Manassero who you see in the above picture donated over 250,000

lbs of fresh produce to our organization to be distributed among food banks,shelters,food pantries

and soup kitchens. Los Angeles Food Banks like “Heart Of Compassion” have been to Orange County

a few times to come and pick up Manasseros delisciuos  #2 cucumbers that were picked and then

donate to L&F x10. Heart Of Comapassion at times would come down and go back to L.A with

over 10,000 lbs of fresh cucumbers to help feed the 500,000 people they serve in their community.

We  are very fortunate to be able to partner with farmers like the Manassero’s who see the conditions

of our communities and are willing to help.

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President of Loaves and Fishes x10…

Posted on 01 September 2013 by robertflournoy

Robert Flournoy, president of Loaves And Fishes x10, unknowingly began his journey into fighting hunger when he made a commitment to help support seven (7) homeless people in Tustin, CA . For an entire year, he mainly used his personal income, with a few donations from friends and family,  to provide them with hygiene products, food, and meals during the holidays.

In 2001, he volunteered with the food bank at his church, Templo Calvario, which serves thousands of people each week. His role included providing  support to families who lived in hotels and low-income apartment complexes in Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Tustin by arranging much needed grocery deliveries as well as offering teachings from the Gospel. As time passed, he became more and more involved with the food bank and went on to volunteer with Obras De Amor. It was there, he began to get involved with larger 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 which are both projects  of Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation. These events supplied enough groceries to feed 5,000 families each week.

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In 2010, Robert 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 as well as have Evangelical food distributions and network with other ministries.

In 2011, after serving and being faithful to other organizations, he took a leap of faith and officially founded his own organization, Loaves And Fishes x10, where he is very dedicated to feeding the community both physical and spiritual. The organization collaborates with local food banks and arranges gleaning opportunities for them on farm lands throughout Orange County. In addition, Robert recruits volunteers and arranges food distribution campaigns. Today, 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 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 has always supported the community after his work hours with dedicated ministry work and a humble heart.

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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. 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.  Leviticus 19:9-10 

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Orange County Toy Collaborative is in need of a Warehouse for this Christmas Season.

Posted on 01 September 2013 by robertflournoy

This is a call out to anyone who can help… The Orange County Toy Collaborative who partners with Toys for Tots is in need of a 35,000 s/f minimum warehouse for this years toy distribution. The Orange County Toy Collaborative distributes toys to over 360 non profits here in orange County and without a warehouse these non profits who serve thousands of families will not receive any toys this year. The Orange County Toy Collaborative has been working with Toys for Tots for over 10 years. If anyone has a connection to a warehouse or business who may be able to help with a warehouse please contact me at robert@loavesandfishesx10.com or 714-718-2930.

 

The Orange County Toy Collaborative is a non profit organization and can only give a tax write 

off to any business or person who is willing to help this year with a warehouse here in Orange County.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

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