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Picking Lettuce Friday 16th At The Great Park….

Posted on 10 May 2014 by robertflournoy

Hours Of Gleaning (9:am to 11:am)

Volunteers show up at 8:45 am to check waivers

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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 end (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

The president will be waiting with his White Ford van to caravan (@9am) to the gleaning area.


Whats needed:

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


Proper Clothing…


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

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


Video of Carrie from Saddleback Church and Sean from Giving Children Hope…

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Heart Of Compassion Who serves Over A Million People A Year Came Down To Pick lettuce…

Posted on 09 May 2014 by robertflournoy

Heart Of Compassion for the last three years has been coming down from Los Angeles

County to pick,glean from our Orange County farmers for their food bank.

They also come down once a week to pick up fresh picked cucumbers donated from

The original Manassero farms. Almost 6,000 lbs of fresh lettuce was picked from the

Hydroponic system at The Great Park.

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An Honor To Give Our Friends Certificates…

Posted on 09 May 2014 by robertflournoy

Max Madrid a supporter of the organization and a good friend of the president

received a Certificate Of Appreciation for his support and guidance. Max Madrid

who is a strong instrument in the community is also on the Advisory Board of Loaves

and Fishes  x10

Max Madrid retired in 2007 from Community Service Programs (CSP), Inc., where he served as the Director of Gang Prevention and Intervention Services, for 17 years. He coordinated and supervised programs in nine Orange County cities, working closely with law enforcement, probation, schools, local businesses, and community organizations.

He currently is a Consultant to California State Senator Lou Correa, representing the Senator on the Select Committee on Youth Empowerment, Youth Services and Gang Prevention and Veteran Affairs. Mr. Madrid retired from the United States Navy in 1992, after 26 years of military service; earning numerous awards including Combat Action Ribbons, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, a Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.

Mr. Madrid has been recognized as the 2010 Ambassador of Peace, by the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County and the Daily Point of Light Award in 2002 from Past President George Bush. Currently, he is an appointed Orange County Juvenile Justice Commissioner and a City of Santa Ana, Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commissioner.


We also presented Asia Cunningham another good friend to the organization and

the president a certificate as well. Asia along with the organization have been teaming

up together to take a bite out of hunger. Together food distributions and events have

been organized to feed our community. Asia also works at California State Senator

Lou Correa office.


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Over 400 lbs of lettuce And 280 lbs Of Cabbage From The Great Park…

Posted on 09 May 2014 by robertflournoy

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President of Loaves and Fishes x10 Gives California State Senator Lou Correa A Thank You Certificate…

Posted on 08 May 2014 by robertflournoy

Imagine being able to give a California Senator a thank you certificate for allowing

your organization to take part in supporting the community along with his office.

Well that is what the president of Loaves and Fishes x10 did Thursday May 1st

in the Senators office in Santa Ana California. The president has been supporting the

Senators Healthy Living events for the last three years with farm fresh produce

donated from our Orange County farmers (The Original Manassero Farms) he

also has been supporting their Women Making A Difference events and Senior

Making A Difference events as well.

Through the years the president has received certificates from the

Senators office for his  service including a California Senate Resolution

last year for his 14 years of serving the community.


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We are very grateful to the Senator and the office for allowing our organization to

be a part of what they are doing to help support our community. This is an experience

we will never forget.


Thank you Senator Lou Correa.

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