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
My daughter joyfully harvesting apples for the hungry.
Food Pantries and Hunger Relief organizations struggle to meet the demands of the poor economy. Sometimes the person struggling is the FAMILY NEXT DOOR. Together, we can SHARE THE LOVE. SHARE FRUIT. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are an abundant harvest, yet a real luxury for most on a limited food budget. Perhaps you know a family struggling with unemployment or a health crisis. Let's boost nutrition to our neediest neighbors! Please, I ask that you take action today. Join me. Find a tree. Share Fruit.
In Concord, California, donating fruit from Summer 2014 harvests is easy! Apples, peaches, plums, oranges, lemons, the summer fruit is endless.
Do you have a fruit tree? Do you wish to donate fruit?
Register your fruit tree before it is too late!
"The Lemon Lady Foundation" and Volunteers offer FREE Pick-up and Delivery service to hunger relief organizations in Contra Costa County, California: Concord, Danville, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Martinez, Pacheco and other cities by arrangement.
For NATIONWIDE donation locations, Visit Feeding America.
The Lemon Lady Foundation's mission connects Gardeners and Tree Owners across America to food pantries and county food banks. Any Town, Every Town, USA. 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.
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
Thank you Diablo Magazine, Susan Safipour, Justin Goldman and Mitch Tobias. You are definitely helping the hunger cause and getting the word out around our community! Beautiful work. Happy Harvest Season to all.
For Fruit Donations, Free Pick-Up or Delivery, to schedule a harvest date or volunteer opportunities: Anna, The Lemon Lady AnnaAndAva@gmail.com Cell: (510) 406-1625 Home: (925) 672-1988
Where children can simply splash, swim, slide and have fun!
Public Swimming Pools, Aquatic Parks, Water Slides,
Thursday and Friday Night Swim Events.
Contra Costa County and Alameda County
Many city operated public pools are open year-round for lap or exercise swim for adults. Until late Spring, recreational swim opportunities for children and families are rare. TIP: Clarke Memorial Swim Center / Heather Farm in Walnut Creek offers year-round weekend recreational swimming for children and families.
Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
4444 East Ave., Livermore, CA
For Pool Hours, call (925) 373-5702 (then press 4) Public Recreation swim hours began May 3, 2014 Saturday and Sundays 12pm-6pm. Zero entry pool with water feature and fantastic water slide.
May be best to telephone City of Brentwood directly to confirm operating hours. Many of the "free" water park features operated by this and other California cities can be unexpectedly closed due to drought and water restrictions. Something to consider.
May be best to telephone City of Concord directly to confirm operating hours. Many of the "free" water park features operated by this and other California cities can be unexpectedly closed due to drought and water restrictions. Something to consider.
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.
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 East of the quaint town of Orinda.
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! Hurry. The San Pablo Reservoir will close during the winter months. They're only open mid-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.
Orinda Theatre Square past events have included Puppet shows, Horse Carriage Rides, Face painting, Pony rides, Rock Climbing Walls, Haunted Houses, and so much more. The line up for July and August 2014 is very impressive!