Over 100,000 pounds of fresh produce donated to families in need!


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BACKGROUND
.... Many families in our area north of San Diego are struggling to put food on the table.
.... Fresh produce is often too expensive to afford.
.... Meanwhile, many other people have citrus trees and fruit/vegetable gardens in their yards.
.... Our project provides a way to share backyard produce with families in need.

WHAT DO WE DO?
.... 1) Set up donation sites where residents can drop off backyard produce
.... 2) Send a tree picking team if residents are unable to pick their trees
.... 3) Operate organic gardens to grow produce for the project -- see the Garden Project

WHERE DOES THE PRODUCE GO?
.....Friends and Family Community Connection, a local charity that helps families in need
....The Connection Church and its emergency food distribution program, operated in conjunction with the San Diego Food Bank
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WHEN AND WHERE DO WE COLLECT BACKYARD PRODUCE?
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Proud Sponsor

Every Monday, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
.......Rancho Family YMCA - 9410 Fairgrove Lane, Penasquitos, in the lobby (unstaffed donation site)

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
.....The Connection Church - 14047 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, out back, Building C
.....This is the site of The Community Food Connection's food bank.

4th Thursday of each month, 8:30-2:00 -- TWO staffed donation sites [ date changes to 3rd Thursday in Nov and Dec)
.....The Connection Church - 14047 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, on the front porch
.....Seven Oaks Community Center - 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo -- in the parking lot

3rd Thursday of each month, before noon
....The Church at Rancho Bernardo - 11740 Bernardo Plaza Court, Rancho Bernardo (unstaffed donation site)

WHO ARE WE?
  • We are an all-volunteer project of Palomar Health's Community Action Council of Poway / Rancho Bernardo / Rancho Penasquitos.
  • We are joined by many volunteers from the community and are supported my many community organizations

PROJECT RECORDS -- Click here to see the results of our project.

FACEBOOK-- please join us on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Backyard-Produce-Project/153765357990546

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