Friday, November 27, 2015

Food Pantry Locations: Contra Costa County, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and more local resources...

4010 Nelson Ave, Concord, CA 94520, (925) 676-7543
(800) 870-FOOD
Distributed by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

CLICK HERE: For ALL Community Produce Locations
East, West, Central Contra Costa County and Solano County

Local Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, CA
Food Pantries Distribute Food and Accept Walk-in Donations.

Please call individual pantries to confirm hours for
food distribution or hours for donation drop offs.

Dial: 2 1 1 - It's a National Hotline with Local Resources for people in Crisis
CLICK HERE: for 211 Referral information.

SHARE Food Pantry - At The First Christian Church
3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 827-4273

The Salvation Army - Concord Community Church
3950 Clayton Road, (at West street)
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 676-6180
For those who need food or assistance:
1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751
(non-perishable food only)
For those who need food or assistance:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
2303 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 210-9036

Hillcrest Congregational Church - Food Room
404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 686-3663
For those who need food or assistance
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00am - 11:45am

For those who need food or assistance:
Food Pantry Tuesday and Friday mornings only.
5562 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521
Phone: (925) 672-5800 * Fax: (925) 672-4606

Inside the: St. Francis of Assisi Church
860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
For those who need food or assistance:
Operated by: St. Vincent de Paul (925) 682-5811
Mon-Thurs. 9 to 11 am,
Friday 1 to 3 PM, Sat. 9:30am to 11:30am
For those who need food or assistance:
199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 682-2486
For those who need food or assistance:
2390 Grant St. (near Almond St.)
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-0350
1650 Ashbury, Concord, CA
For those who need food or assistance:
Phone to confirm food distribution schedule.
Saturday Mornings
Groceries at 9:00am
(925) 685-4343

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Seed Catalogs FREE. 2015. Dream. Garden. Grow Inspired...

I encourage parents, educators, schools, garden clubs, civic groups to order free seed catalogs; they're excellent teaching resources!

If I had a class of students, I would send the list of FREE SEED CATALOGS home so parents can order for rainy day reading. This is free education at it's best, in my humble opinion.

If we can inspire children (and adults) to learn about nutrition, biodiversity and self-sustaining agriculture, perhaps they will learn to make more intelligent food choices and promote healthier living. I have read many seed catalogs in their entirety. I believe and hope future generations will come to understand how wonderful growing our own organic food and saving seed truly is. My daughter Ava understood what a seed was long before her second birthday. It is never too early to give the gift of gardening to our babies.

Let us also teach our children what an heirloom vegetable is, how to save seeds, and which seeds can even be saved! Have fun. Grow something and happy harvesting!

FREE Seed Catalogs. NEW YEAR 2015
A few to get you started:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
(417) 924-8917

Seeds of Change
(888) 762-7333

Bountiful Gardens
(707) 459-6410

Botanical Interests

Seed Savers Exchange
(563) 382-5990

Territorial Seed
(800) 626-0866

Wild Garden Seed
(541) 929-4068

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
(540) 894-9580

Select Seeds
(800) 684-0395

National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476

Friday, October 30, 2015

Anna 'the lemon lady' Fruit Harvesting Mission - Television News Interviews...

Filmed on location at SHARE Food Pantry, Concord, California

Filmed on location at Salvation Army Food Pantry, Concord, California

Media Inquiries
Please Contact:
(510) 406-1625
(925) 672-1988

Join The Hunger Cause. Donate Fruit!

FIND A FOOD PANTRY - Local - Concord, California, CLICK HERE

FOOD BANK LOCATOR - Nationwide - Feeding America - Zip Code Search, CLICK HERE


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Missing Money? Unclaimed Property Search. It may be your lucky day...

I've found thousands of dollars that belong to friends I know. Seriously. This is a fun site and you may find a little green today. CLICK HERE to search. These are the State Controller's Offices nationwide. Fun and free if you've never heard of it. 

CLICK HERE: For California State Controller Unclaimed Property Search.

CLICK HERE: For Nationwide MAP of all states.

Many businesses have lost and unclaimed money. Search variations of your name, city, maiden name, etc. It may surprise you what is out there.

Searches are FREE. You should never, ever pay for this service. State Controller's offices provide this search at NO COST to the owner of the property.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Orchard Supply Hardware - FREE Franken Pumpkin Craft, Saturday, October 3, 2015 . . .

Saturday, October 3rd, 9am - 12 pm.
Franken Pumpkin Decorating Event
for children 12 and under.
Free Pumpkin.
While quantities last.

Phone your local store to confirm event details.

Our local OSH stores:

Orchard Supply Hardware
5424 Ygnacio Valley Road
Concord,CA 94521

2050 Monument Boulevard
Concord,CA 94520

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Clayton, CA Oktoberfest & Carnival 2015 - Pre-sale (50% off) Discount Carnival Ride Tickets...

Clayton's Annual Oktoberfest is Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th 2015. The Carnival rides open on FRIDAY, October 2nd from 6-10pm, one day BEFORE the Oktoberfest festivities.

A weekend of fun with parade, keg tapping, biergarten, German food, live music, California wines, arts and crafts show and carnival. Location: Main Street, Clayton, CA 94517.

CLICK HERE for 2015 Oktoberfest Activities.

Purchase your half-priced discounted carnival ride tickets in advance before the carnival begins. Half-price discount tickets are only for sale until they run out! Discount tickets for the Carnival Rides will be presold at $10.00 for 20 tickets and are available at the following downtown merchants in Clayton, California. Good idea to phone merchant in advance to confirm tickets are available for sale.

CLICK merchant name for address:

Ed's Mudville Grill   (925) 673-0333

Skipolini's Pizza   (925) 680-6888

Hairs The Place  (925) 672-6180

The Royal Rooster  (925) 672-2025

Early bird gets the worm discount tickets!

Clayton has most of these rides. Click below for pictures of all the carnival rides offered by Paul Maurer Shows: