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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...

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...

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...

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...

Excess Harvests Most Welcome

Editor, Last week, a Ms. Harrison called us at the Laguna Food Pantry.  It seems she has more oranges and lemons from her trees than she can possibly use. Would we like the rest? she asked.   It occurred to me that others of you might also have Ms. Harrison’s happy...

Good People in Bad Times

Editor, This morning (Dec. 15), after our Food Pantry had closed, a car pulled up to the Resource Center.  It seems the driver had “found” a mother and two children wandering down at the beach with no place to sleep. So she brought them to us, next door to the...

Bowls of Thanks

Editor, On behalf of all of us at the Laguna Resource Center, I want to thank Faye Chapman for organizing and operating the World Hunger Bowl fundraiser at the Aliso Creek Inn. Over the years, Faye’s tireless dedication to helping the homeless has enabled the center to...

The Unexpected Good Samaritan

Editor, At the Resource Center’s Food Pantry this morning, a homeless man came in with a wallet he’d found on Laguna Canyon Road.  It had $185 in it.  He gave it to the pantry’s manager, who tracked its owner down.  The good Samaritan refused to let his name be...

The Unexpected Good Samaritan

Editor, At the Resource Center’s Food Pantry this morning, a homeless man came in with a wallet he’d found on Laguna Canyon Road.  It had $185 in it.  He gave it to the pantry’s manager, who tracked its owner down.  The good Samaritan refused to let his name be...

Defining the Resource Center

Editor,   After reading Rita Robinson’s article, “Coping with Two Losses,” (Oct. 14 edition) you might think that The Laguna Resource Center is a front for organized crime. I’d like the opportunity to tell you who we really are by explaining what we...

Benefits and Benefactors

Domestic-violence Survivor Featured at Fundraiser, Orphan Supporters Find a Home, Shelter Backers Get-together Over Homelessness, Resource Center Wraps Up Flood Relief, Center’s Catch Supports Mammal Rescues, Gala Underwrites Alliance’s Budget, Raising Funds for Ocean...

Surprise Donation

Editor, Last week at my gym, the Art of Fitness, I casually mentioned to an employee that I volunteered at a the Laguna Resource Center’s food pantry. A week later, the gym called me to pick up hundreds of pounds of food donated by its members, employees and owners.  ...
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