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Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

Over 300 supporters attended “Laguna’s Field of Dreams”, a fundraiser at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Resort in support of Laguna Beach Little League. Guests were greeted by a “green turf” carpet, Southern fare and a raffle that included signed Angels memorabilia courtesy of local resident and team president John Carpino and the Angels Baseball […]

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Many Hands Fill Pantry’s Shelves

Many Hands Fill Pantry’s Shelves

Editor, The Laguna Food Pantry wishes to thank the many people and organizations that made this year’s citywide food drive the best ever.  Waste Management estimates that it collected well over 10,000 pounds of food to distribute to our more than 500 shoppers weekly. We are grateful to: The Housing and Human Services Committee of […]

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Volunteers Keep Pantry Humming

Volunteers Keep Pantry Humming

Editor, In the past, I’ve expressed gratitude to local markets, organizations and individuals who have supported the Laguna Food Pantry.  Because of them, our non-profit has been able to provide free groceries to many families and individuals dealing with economic hardship. But today I’d like to thank another group, the dedicated volunteers who work so […]

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Gratitude for a Trio of Blessings

Gratitude for a Trio of Blessings

Editor, 2013 has been an exciting year for the Laguna Food Pantry, and the month of May has produced much of that excitement. On May 10 at its Taste of Charity gala, the Laguna Board of Realtors honored our organization as one of this year’s recipients.  Our board and volunteers are so grateful to LBR […]

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Donors Refill Pantry

Donors Refill Pantry

Editor, Yesterday, Sally from the Neighborhood Congregational Church asked me to meet her and Julie at the Food Pantry to help unload some food donations. Naively, I thought that would be no big deal until they arrived with two SUVs overflowing with non-perishable items they and their friends had collected outside of Albertsons. Volunteering at […]

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Setting a Gift-Giving Example

Setting a Gift-Giving Example

Editor, Last weekend, our dear friend and volunteer Cathy celebrated a milestone birthday. Instead of receiving gifts at the party, she asked that her friends bring non-perishable foods for the Laguna Food Pantry. Fortunately for us, she is loved by an inordinate number of people, whose gifts helped fill our shelves. May her thoughtfulness inspire others […]

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Food Pantry's Newest Friends

Food Pantry’s Newest Friends

Editor, We have great news for our Laguna Food Pantry visitors. Steve, the new manager of Crystal Cove’s Trader Joe’s, has invited us to pick up produce, meats, bread and flowers seven days a week.  And over in Laguna Hills, Laura and Jeff received permission from Don, Fresh and Easy’s manager, to fill their car with […]

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Rollinger’s Christmas Miracle

Rollinger’s Christmas Miracle

Editor, Last week the Laguna Food Pantry took out an ad requesting donations to buy turkeys for our neighbors in need. Our dear friend Verna Rollinger took our ad to heart and sent out a clarion call. And did her friends ever respond, making her turkey drive a great success. Their combined gift will enable […]

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Add a Second Turkey to Shopping Lists

Add a Second Turkey to Shopping Lists

Editor, Our Laguna Food Pantry tries to provide holiday turkeys to the hundreds of low-income families that come to us each month for free groceries. However, because turkeys are so expensive this year, the regional food banks were able to provide us with only a few for Thanksgiving. We are crossing our fingers for more […]

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Generosity Restocks Pantry

Generosity Restocks Pantry

Editor, This time of year seems to highlight one of the many qualities that make Laguna Beach such a magical place. Generous residents left boxes of food curbside for our Waste Management friends to deliver to the Laguna Food Pantry. Then Lyndsay and Bob from the Hearts of Montage brought us carloads of food donated […]

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Rejoicing in Heartfelt Harvest

Rejoicing in Heartfelt Harvest

Editor, Apparently, Laguna’s urban gardeners are having bountiful harvests this year.  At the Laguna Food Pantry, we’ve already received bumper crops of apples, arugula, basil, grapefruits, lemons, lettuce, nectarines, oranges, peaches, peppers, spinach and zucchini.  At first we wanted to thank each farmer by name, but that quickly became unfeasible because so many have come […]

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Grateful for the Excess

Grateful for the Excess

Editor, It’s that time of the year again for us to ask you, our generous amateur farmers, to bring your excess fruits and vegetables to our Laguna Food Pantry.  We know that it’s easier for us to ask than for you to harvest, but you can’t imagine how happy your donations make our visitors. Fresh […]

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Thanks to Volunteers for Building Community

Thanks to Volunteers for Building Community

Editor,   The Laguna Resource Center would like to thank Evonne Kane and her dedicated volunteers for last weekend’s Boutique Benefit.  For the past six years, this popular fundraiser has helped us operate the Laguna Food Pantry, so our gratitude can actually be measured by the number of families we provide with free groceries. No […]

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Pantry Still Drawing a Crowd

Pantry Still Drawing a Crowd

Editor, In March, our Laguna Food Pantry provided free groceries to 870 families and individuals, a total of 2,511 people.  We hope that the economy soon improves so that our services are no longer needed, but until that time, our all-volunteer staff will welcome neighbors struggling to make ends meet.   Also, as summer approaches, […]

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Appreciation for Neighborhood’s Harvest

Appreciation for Neighborhood’s Harvest

Editor,   A few weeks ago, I mentioned that our Laguna Food Pantry would be the perfect place to bring your  extra fruits and vegetables.  Today, I’m writing to say thanks to the many of you who dropped off bags of oranges, lemons, grapefruits and avocados.  We can hardly wait for your next harvest!   […]