Community Volunteer Organization Feeding The Hungry. Community Service Announcements / Events Publication. Non-Profit Nationwide Campaign Against Hunger. Jefferson Award Winner. SHARE FRUIT. GLEANING ORGANIZATION. PEOPLE Magazine Hometown Hero Anna Chan, AKA "Mommy" and "The Lemon Lady." CONTACT: AnnaAndAva@gmail.com - (925) 672-1988 or (510) 406-1625
The admin of the site, Jennifer is a pleasure to communicate with. She is responsive to message inquiries and does an exceptional job of keeping the site fresh and fun. (Can't be flakey or you'll get deleted quickly!) Shop & Sell is free to join, by REFERRAL ONLY. You must reside or work in Concord, Clayton, Walnut Creek, California or be willing to purchase in these cities. The most fantastic part about this unique site is they are currently accepting new members, by referral only.
Join while you still can!
So many fantastic items for sale. Are you a savvy shopper? Love to shop? This is a wonderful opportunity.
Sell something today. What about those golf clubs sitting in the closet or your child's gently used crib sheets? Toddler bikes just sitting in the garage collecting dust? Gently used soccer shoes? Ballet outfits? Pretty much anything is up for sale. It's easy. It's fun.
If you know me - For a PERSONAL REFERRAL to join, please send an email or Facebook message.
$130.00 reason to go on a free day! Need I say more?
From http://www.calacademy.org/visit/ "The Academy is free to everyone on selected Sundays throughout the year. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis, and early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand. Please note that final entry to the museum on free days is 4:00 pm."
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
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Connecting Millions of Gardeners across America to food pantries and county food banks. Any Town, Every Town, USA. Zip Code Search - Locations where to deliver fresh garden produce:
Donate excess garden produce, tree-ripened homegrown fruit to any of thousands of food banks, food pantries, Salvation Army, Churches, Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens Nationwide. From California to the Carolinas, New York to Florida and every state in between.
ONE STOP RESOURCE - Covering the State of California
California Association of Food Banks
CLICK HERE - ZIP CODE SEARCHING Any one of us can take on one tree a year. Just as simple as if you're harvesting a few apples, oranges, lemons, pears, plums for your own family, you can set a healthy bag of fruit aside and deliver to your nearest food pantry. Someone in need will be grateful for your kindness. Isn't kindness what it's all about?
An overdue THANK YOU to Jorie, staff and volunteers at Buttercup Farms Garden, Clayton, California.Buttercup Farms Garden has been a wonderful supporter of "the lemon lady" mission of helping bring healthy produce to feed those in need who are hungry. They have donated countless beautiful boxes of produce including: kale, chards, cherry tomatoes, starburst squash, patty pan squash, radishes, collard greens and so much more.
Of special note: **Just this past weekend, I received a call from a friend, volunteer, Registered Nurse who visited a Clayton Family and found they were in urgent need of food. I immediately contacted Buttercup Farms Garden to see if they had any vegetables to share in this special situation. I've known how generous Buttercup Farms has been throughout the years. It was a joy to receive their prompt reply that they would deliver fresh food to us "tomorrow." Another Clayton family came through with a 70+ canned food donation!
Clayton's Local Farm came through to nourish neighbors in need. Bless your hearts and efforts of all, Buttercup and the "anonymous" Nurse who cared enough to share fresh food with a needy patient via special personal delivery. What better offerings than locally, naturally grown, fresh from Buttercup Farms Garden! How awesome is that?
For those in the Concord, Clayton, Walnut Creek, and surrounding areas, please take a moment to visit Buttercup Farms Garden, a one-acre, all natural garden nestled in the foothills of Mt. Diablo in Clayton, California.It's summer - a perfect time to join a super local CSA! Buttercup offers an almost year-round CSA with EASY local pickup of their fantastic vine-ripened produceat sites in Clayton and Walnut Creek.
The Bay Area is such a beautiful place with easy access to reservoirs and boat rides, simple enough for an afternoon adventure. This scenic park and reservoir is located only a few miles outside of the quaint town of Orinda, California.
CLICK HERE for directions. We were pleasantly thrilled to find such a spectacular place, only minutes from home. A relaxing boat ride is a peaceful, perfect way to introduce little ones to the wonders of nature.
According to the park brochure, Seniors, POWs, and Disabled receive 50% off boat rental fee Monday thru Friday. A great incentive to take Grandma and Grandpa out for a boat ride with the little ones!
This is a fantastic after school or weekday adventure! The San Pablo Reservoir is open February thru October. Don't look for us under any lemon trees, because we'll be making memories, boating, picnicking and having fun.
We also enjoy that San Pablo Dam Reservoir has a Cafe on premises. Even if only to buy a refreshing ice-cream, sandwich, or cup of coffee on a whim! Cafe is closed on Mondays and closes early before the facility closes, so be sure to make note of the times.
East, West, Central Contra Costa County and Solano County Local Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, CA
Food Pantries Distribute Foodand Accept Walk-in Donations. Please call individual pantries to confirm hours for food distribution or hours for donation drop offs. Dial: 2 1 1 - It's a National Hotline with Local Resources for people in Crisis CLICK HERE: for 211 Referral information.
SHARE Food Pantry - At The First Christian Church 3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519 (925) 827-4273 The Salvation Army - Concord Community Church 3950 Clayton Road, (at West street) Concord, CA 94521 (925) 676-6180 Monument Crisis Center For those who need food or assistance: 1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520 (925) 825-7751 NorthCreek Church (non-perishable food only) For those who need food or assistance: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-12pm 2303 Ygnacio Valley Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (925) 210-9036
St. Bonaventure Church For those who need food or assistance: Food Pantry Tuesday and Friday mornings only. 5562 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521 Phone: (925) 672-5800 * Fax: (925) 672-4606 Inside the: St. Francis of Assisi Church 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518 For those who need food or assistance: Operated by: St. Vincent de Paul (925) 682-5811 Mon-Thurs. 9 to 11 am, Friday 1 to 3 PM, Sat. 9:30am to 11:30am Christ the King Church For those who need food or assistance: 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 682-2486 Queen of All Saints For those who need food or assistance: 2390 Grant St. (near Almond St.) Concord, CA 94520 (925) 825-0350 Church of the Nazarene 1650 Ashbury, Concord, CA For those who need food or assistance: Phone to confirm food distribution schedule. 4th Monday every month, Possibly Saturday Mornings. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (925) 685-4343
I encourage parents, educators, schools, garden clubs, civic groups to order free seed catalogs; they're excellent teaching resources!
If I had a class of students, I would send the list of FREE SEED CATALOGS home so parents can order for rainy day reading. This is free education at it's best, in my humble opinion.
If we can inspire children (and adults) to learn about nutrition, biodiversity and self-sustaining agriculture, perhaps they will learn to make more intelligent food choices and promote healthier living. I have read many seed catalogs in their entirety. I believe and hope future generations will come to understand how wonderful growing our own organic food and saving seed truly is. My daughter Ava understood what a seed was long before her second birthday. It is never too early to give the gift of gardening to our babies.
Let us also teach our children what an heirloom vegetable is, how to save seeds, and which seeds can even be saved! Have fun. Grow something and happy harvesting!