Over 100 bags of local farm greens, carrots, and beets delivered to COTS, St. Vincent DePaul and Redwood Gospel Mission.

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20150310_140336 County Line Harvest ( http://www.countylineharvest.com/ )  is  helping keep Sonoma and Marin Counties healthy. Both Food Runners SONOMA County and Extra Food.org of Marin were donated over 100 bags of nutritious veggies each!

That is over 200 bags of vitamins!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Thank You goes out to County Line Harvest for their ongoing generosity.

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Wasted, Nutritious, Edible food …waiting to be rescued…. stirring articles, websites, and movie

Now in Europe and quickly gaining notice in the USA:

http://www.foodwastemovie.com/     (I encourage you to explore this website)

http://www.eater.com/2014/10/20/7023445/uk-pop-up-restaurant-serves-nothing-but-salvaged-food-waste

http://www.therealjunkfoodproject.co.uk/          (Would you dine here?….I would)

http://cleanbinproject.com/
http://cleanbinproject.com/page/2/

and here is the USA… Very interesting NRDC articles and CNN story: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/health/sell-by-dates-waste-food/index.html

Would love your thoughts on the above thought- provoking wasted food.

Would you eat it?

I am trying it!

June

How to be a supporter of Food Runners SONOMA County

Matter of Trust ( http://matteroftrust.org/ ) is an amazing, progressive, forward- thinking nonprofit involved in so many environmental issues. I have had the pleasure of knowing Lisa (Matter of Trust Leadership)  for over 20 years. We met when SF Hotels/Nonprofits Collaboration was in its formative years of hotels donating their surplus to the local community. Matter of Trust is a 501c3 and is our fiscal sponsor. So every gift- in- kind and financial donation to Food Runners SONOMA County can be a tax deduction!!
To get started, First click:
https://store.matteroftrust.org/index.php?option=com_hikashop&view=product&layout=listing&Itemid=261
Next scroll to the donation increment you would like to contribute. And when it asks “Which organization is your donation for?”, please scroll to and click Sonoma Food Runners.
That is it!
ANY and ALL financial donations are very much appreciated and will greatly assist getting food to our Local hungry.

Huge Thank You coming Your way for being a Vital part in ending Local hunger,

June

400 lbs Provides Nutritious Meals

400 lbs of fruits and vegetables were generously donated through Teri of ProductionVilleSF. https://www.productionvillesf.com/  

20141216_164231  20141216_164255  20141216_164302        The bountiful donation recipients were La Luz, Nuestra Voz, Valley of the Moon Children’s Home, Brown Baggers, InterLink, R House, and Catholic Charities.

20141216_160000  Big Thank You to Teri and Christopher for all of their assistance loading the fruits and veggies which completely covered the van’s floor with 3 foot high stacks.

Another Big Thank You to PJ for lending her trusty van to make this donation possible. Tuesday and Wednesday’s rain downpour did not stop this donation from happening.

Big Hearted Generosity at Sonoma Raceway

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Sonoma Raceway‘s

Indy Car 

Hospitality Suites

generously donated over 1,500 lbs of food. 31 trays of meat, 30 trays of starches, whole melons, fresh eggs, loaves of bread, sauces, cookies and so much more, enough to feed over 1500 people. 

                                                  

A section of Sonoma Raceway’s extensive and impressive race track.

  Redwood Gospel Mission  (RGM) was the recipient of this bounteous donation. RGM’s Chris Keys, Matt Sutton, met Bob Hills of the Indy Car Ministry. Bob Hills initiated and coordinated the generous hospitality suite donations through Food Runners SONOMA County’s Director,  June Michaels.

 

RGM's Matt and Chris with race car

 

Chris Keys, Matt Sutton with race car

 

 

Volunteer Patti Stack assisted in the food donation pick up with RGM's  Matt Sutton and Luther Diggs. Truck was soon to have the entire floor covered with stacked donations.
Volunteer Patti Stack  with RGM’s Matt Sutton and Luther Diggs. The Redwood Gospel Mission’s refrigerated truck was soon to have the entire floor covered with stacked high with nutritious and yummy donations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              Big Hearted Hospitality Suite donors:

Paddock Club (IndyCar)

Team Penske

Andretti Autosport

Team Target

Team Rahal

TV compound

Honda

APEX Brasil

Hamilton Racing (Dell) Hospitality

and Cadillac  IMG_3894

Amazing happenings this week!

I am so blessed.

Have just begun working with the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County to get the “free food” notice to nonprofits who serve our local hungry. Rachel McDavid and Jaime Smedes are absolute pleasures to work with. We had our first of more-to-come intros to Food Runners Sonoma County.

Met with Tim Boeve of Sonoma Raceway to discuss next year’s races and food donation possibilities. They truly understand the importance of food donations. I am so excited to work with Tim and his team to help feed our local hungry.

We will be in the 2015 Sonoma County Recycle Guide to get the word out about donating excess food!! Big Thank You to Karina!

The Sonoma County Green Business Program is interested in collaborating, too! We are meeting next week! Thank you, Karina, for the referral.

What a week!! Love it all.

Greens, greens, greens…15 huge bags!!!

20141106_153417County Line Harvest, Inc. generously donated 15 huge bags of chard and lettuce which were quickly delivered to COTS, Petaluma and Redwood Gospel Mission in Santa Rosa. Our fabulous volunteers picked it up and took it to its destination the same day, we don’t store food. Our goal is to get local produce and prepared foods not used by events and restaurants into the hands of the hungry in our county. This program is being successfully run in San Francisco, and has sister organizations in many other locations in the Bay Area. We are inspired by the work of Foodrunners in San Francisco, and their thirty years of success feeding the hungry utilizing existing nonprofits.