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Two Great Videos/The President Receiving A California Senate Resolution…

Posted on 30 December 2013 by robertflournoy

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After 3 years of working with Orange County farmers we finally created two

production video for the organization. We hope you enjoy them and feel the energy

that is felt.


Orange County Produce at the Great Park in Irvine California…

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Dan and Anne Manassero of The Original Manassero Farms…

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Video of the president receiving a California Senate Resolution…

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Dan and Anne Manassero receiving their California Senate Resolution.

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July 19th 2013, “California State Senate Award”

Dan and Anne Manassero owners of “The Original Manassero Farms” receive a Resolution from the California State Senate.

Senator Award

Last year, The Original Manassero Farms donated 250,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables to feed those in need. State Senator Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, is honored the Irvine-based grower for its charity on July 19th, 2013 at the Westminster Family Fitness Day, an annual event launched by the senator to promote exercise and healthy eating.

For the past four years, Dan Manassero, who founded The Original Manassero Farms in 1976, has donated corn, strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, green beans and melons to Loaves and Fishesx10, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit. The organization then distributes the produce to food banks, shelters and churches in Orange and Los Angeles counties. “It’s a shame to throw it away,” said Manassero, a third-generation Orange County farmer. “(Loaves and Fishesx10) is doing all the work. I’m just donating stuff.”
Westminster Family Fitness Day was created to encourage better eating habits among low-income families who might otherwise turn to fast food or similar options. The farm’s contributions aligned nicely with that goal, said Asia Cunningham, Correa’s district director.






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Lettuce And More Lettuce…

Posted on 24 December 2013 by robertflournoy

The excitement was high on Saturday when all the volunteers came out to harvest

lettuce for food banks and our families that our struggling with food in the

community. We had over 40 volunteers that were very energetic and ready to

go and it showed when they helped Second Harvest as well buy picking enough

lettuce to feel 7 pallets for the organizations they serve.

Everyone was amazed how fast they picked for the food bank and also for

the president of Loaves And Fishes x10 who took his load to the Orange County

Rescue Mission,Hands Of Mercy Encounter and the Santa Ana food bank.

AG Kawamura owner of Orange County Produce was very excited to see  the

quantity volunteers picked that Saturday and so were we at the ministry.



We are planning to resume our gleaning/harvesting on Saturday 5th at the Great

Park picking cabbage. If you would like to come out you can contact us at

loavesandfishesx10.com for volunteers opportunities.


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Not even the rain could stop a 2,500 pound harvest!

Posted on 11 December 2013 by robertflournoy

“There is no concern about the weather” says, Loaves and Fishes x10 President Robert

Flournoy.  “We’re out rain or shine!”  Well, it rained and at times it really came down.

But to the surprise of all involved, the rain instead of dampening, lifted the mood.  Smiles

and laughs throughout the morning.  We gathered about 2,500 pounds of 4 varieties

of lettuce…Romaine,Red Romaine, Red Leaf and Green Leaf in record time of about 45 minutes!


Some of the largest heads of lettuce!  After the volunteers from the Boy Scouts (Little Rascals)

Giving Children Hope, Saddleback Church and Calvary Chapel picked 1,000 pounds for

L & F x10, they continued harvesting 1,500 pounds more for Second Harvest!

Big thanks to all of helping hands this day!  As a result of the great day’s efforts, Santa Ana Food Bank, Orange County Rescue Mission, Hands of Mercy Encounter and Southwest Community Center received fresh produce straight from the farm.





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Lettuce This Saturday 7th At The Great Park from 9:am to 11:am…

Posted on 03 December 2013 by robertflournoy


                                                             Ours of gleaning (9:am to 11:am)    



We ask all volunteers to be at the staging area buy 8:45am


                                                        (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 and

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 produce back to their facilities.

You must also bring your own crates. 



Picking Romaine Lettuce on the Valor Field earlier this year…


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