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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...

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....

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...

Taking a Bite Out of Hunger

Handcrafted bowls donated by gifted artisans with a social conscience will be auctioned in Laguna Beach at the Fourth Annual World Hunger Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 3, which will take place at The Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course, 31106 Coast Highway. Part of National Hunger and...

Taking a Bite Out of Hunger

Handcrafted bowls donated by gifted artisans with a social conscience will be auctioned in Laguna Beach at the Fourth Annual World Hunger Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 3, which will take place at The Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course, 31106 Coast Highway. Part of National Hunger and...

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...

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...

Appreciation for Pantry’s Inventory

Editor,   (Marianna Hof passed on this note.)   I am a single mother who lost my job in telecommunications last year, and I have only been able to find a part-time waitress job since then.  If it weren’t for the free weekly groceries I am able to select at the...

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...
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