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Tag: "Andy Siegenfeld"

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Excess Harvests Most Welcome

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 dilemma.  If so, we’d […]

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Good People in Bad Times

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 homeless shelter.  Because the Laguna […]

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Bowls of Thanks

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 provide food, clothing and medical services to the […]

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The Unexpected Good Samaritan

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 used.  How many of us would […]

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The Unexpected Good Samaritan

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 used.  How many of us would […]

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Defining the Resource Center

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 do. We give away groceries to approximately 800 families a month.  That’s […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

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 Conservation,

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Surprise Donation

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.   On behalf of the financially […]