Extra Helpings

Often Angelenos who garden or have fruit trees at home are blessed with the problem of “too much” . . . too much zucchini! too many lemons, or oranges, or avocados! And then, many Angelenos simply do not have enough to eat. Seniors, children, and thousands of working families go hungry every day in our fair city.

For seven straight years, Alejandro and I conducted a Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank collecting literally tons of food donations and thousands of dollars. The need is so real. Now the Food Bank has a wonderful new program called “Extra Helpings,” which happily receives and distributes the “extras” from your garden bounty!

Please, if you are so fortunate to harvest more than you can use, call my dear friend, Jeanna Kindle at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank 323-234-3030 Ext. 129, or email her at: JKindle@LAFoodBank.org

I promise, you'll be so happy you did! Thanks!