Community Volunteer Organization Feeding The Hungry. Community Service Announcements / Events Publication. Non-Profit Nationwide Campaign Against Hunger. Jefferson Award Winner. SHARE FRUIT. GLEANING ORGANIZATION. PEOPLE Magazine Hometown Hero Anna Chan, AKA "Mommy" and "The Lemon Lady." CONTACT: AnnaAndAva@gmail.com - (925) 672-1988 or (510) 406-1625
Just an update:Nationwide campaign against hunger. Still collecting produce (400+ tons), gleaning fruit trees (tons and tons) and visiting farmers' markets (800+ farmer friends), eight daze a week. If you feel inspired, please donate fresh fruit to a county food bank or local food pantry.
A special heartfelt thank you to the many volunteers who have helped haul produce to hunger relief organizations over the past couple of years! Without your help and the generosity of farmers and urban fruit tree owners, those in need may never enjoy fresh fruit at their breakfast table. It takes community awareness to increase fresh fruit and vegetable donations to local food pantries.
Thank you Diablo Magazine, Susan Safipour, Justin Goldman and Mitch Tobias. You are definitely helping the hunger cause and getting the word out around our community! Beautiful work. Happy Harvest Season to all.
For Fruit Donations, Free Pick-Up or Delivery, to schedule a harvest date or volunteer opportunities: Anna, The Lemon Lady AnnaAndAva@gmail.com Cell: (510) 406-1625 Home: (925) 672-1988
NEW YEAR 2016. 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!
NBC Bay Area, Joe Rosato, Jr. visited the Lemon Lady on location in Concord, CA. For other details about this story from Thanksgiving Day 2009 newscast, please CLICK HERE.
What do you do when you see a fruit tree with fruit rotting to the ground? Do Nothing. Nothing will ever get done.
Let us remember Thanksgiving Day as a day to help others less fortunate. Please help harvest fruit for the hungry. Apples, oranges, lemons, persimmons, peaches, pears, pomegranates. All grow in abundance along our urban sidewalks. Call the Lemon Lady to help harvest fruit for the hungry. Or, drop a flyer and make friends with a neighbor. SHARE Fresh fruit with a local food pantry. Hunger knows no season.
First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us! JULY 2016
Field Trip Ideas? Visit one of the Bay Area's world class museums and local attractions. Often, there is a FREE MUSEUM DAYin JULY 2016, located in a town near you. (Nationwide.) San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Portland, Boston and beyond.
First Weekend of the month has the most FREE Museum Admission opportunities. Have fun. Be inspired. Below is a partial list. CLICK other Links for additional dates and venues.