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Scouting For Food

Scouts across the Bay Area will be collecting food on this one day food drive called Scouting For Food. The weekend before they will have placed door hangers on homes that they will return to on Saturday, November 20. Simply put a bag of food out on your porch that morning for the scouts and they will deliver it to the Food Bank. If you do not receive a door hanger, you can still donate by bringing the food to your local Bay Area Food Bank or one of the locations listed below.

Drop-off sites

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Antioch
Antioch LDS Church
3013 Rio Grande Drive, Antioch

Antioch LDS Stake Center
2350 Jeffery Way, Antioch

Brentwood
Brentwood LDS Church
1101 McClarren Road, Brentwood

Concord
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
4010 Nelson Avenue

Farm Bureau Hall
5554 Clayton Road

Oak Grove LDS Church
2930 Treat Boulevard

Danville
Danville LDS Stake Center
655 Old Orchard Drive

Richmond
Hilltop LDS Church
4351 Hilltop Drive

Lafayette
Moraga LDS Church
3776 Via Granada

Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill LDS Church
555 Boyd Road

St. Mary Magdalen/ School
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley

SOLANO COUNTY
Benicia
Benicia City Park
Second Street

Fairfield
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
2339 Courage Drive, Suite F

Vallejo
Elks Lodge
2850 Redwood Parkway

Community Action Partnership

September 25, Slow Food Delta Diablo is partnering with Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, the Food Bank, College Park High School and Brentwood farmers in a day of community action. Called “Gleaning and Cleaning” this day is one of many nationwide actions sponsored by Slow Food USA. Volunteers are being sought to assist Slow Food members in gleaning food from farmers’ markets and local farms or to prepare a Slow Food in Schools garden for the upcoming school year.

Fresh produce from the gleaning will be donated to the Food Bank, local soup kitchens and homeless shelters. The four markets in the county we will be visiting are: Brentwood, Clayton, Pittsburg and Pinole. Farms we will visit are all located in Brentwood. Volunteers are asked to contact Gail Wadsworth for details and to get on a gleaning team.

Slow Food in Schools garden cleaning will be from 9 am to about 2 pm. We are going to be weeding, replanting the strawberry beds, spreading compost in all the beds, spreading mulch and just generally cleaning up so we can get the special day classes ahead of the game and start them on their winter seed starts in the green house as well as getting winter crops in the ground. We ask helpers to bring wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, gloves, sun hats, sun screens and water. College Park high School is located at 201 Viking Drive in Pleasant Hill across the street from DVC. If you would like to assist in this project, contact Lesley Stiles.

Contact:

Gleaning

Gail Wadsworth

925-952-9643

gailwads@earthlink.net

Cleaning

Lesley Stiles

925 323 3230

lesleystiles@comcast.com

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