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Big Sunday is a Big Success

Big Sunday is a Big Success

Big Sunday, a national weekend of community service sponsored by the Laguna Beach Interfaith Council, netted 2,500 lbs. of donated food items and $1,000 in donations for the Laguna Food Pantry. “The Interfaith Council’s mission is to assist our community’s less fortunate, and pantry donations were a direct way to help. We are grateful to […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Food Pantry Gains New Board Members Two new volunteers joined the Laguna Food Pantry board, chair Andy Siegenfeld announced. They are Elizabeth Breckinridge Haines, who has a degree in international public administration, andBill Baaden, a former small-businessman whose outreach work with his church led him to commit to handling pantry logistics and operations. New volunteers […]

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Care Restocks Pantry

Care Restocks Pantry

Editor, This past weekend, the Interfaith Council of Laguna Beach held its annual Big Sunday Food Drive. At Albertsons, Pavilions, Ralphs and Whole Foods, volunteers asked shoppers to buy a bit extra to help stock the shelves of the Laguna Food Pantry. The community’s response was wonderful. The Interfaith volunteers collected close to 3,000 pounds […]

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Rhythm Riders Pedal for Food

Rhythm Riders Pedal for Food

In its first five years in business, stationary bikers – or “spinners” – have flocked to Shelley Arends’ tidy studio on the second floor of the Village Faire building. To mark this milestone of her business success, Arends and her physically fit crew are holding “Six for Five,” a food drive to collect the top six […]

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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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Food Drive Pick-up

Food Drive Pick-up

  Bag it or box it and put it curbside on trash day for Laguna Food Pantry, now through Nov. 8. Waste Management’s food drive pickup team will deliver nonperishables directly to the Pantry, which provides free groceries to those in need. Most-needed items: cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tuna, peanut butter, and jelly. Volunteers […]

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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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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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Community Datebook 12/21/12

Community Datebook 12/21/12

A Vigil for Grievers Laguna Beach mother Amii Schenk, owner of Little Bohemian kids shop, invites locals to join her in a candlelight vigil for those lost in the Connecticut tragedy at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Main Beach.   Locally Grown Seedlings for Sale Transition Laguna’s food group will be selling vegetable […]

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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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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 […]