Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Super Susan of The Salvation Army...

Susan Van Brocklin of The Salvation Army in Concord helped me gather produce from the Walnut Creek and Martinez Farmers' Markets on Father's Day Sunday.

By now you know I have spent many a Sunday afternoon collecting produce from the generous and humble farmers at the downtown Walnut Creek and Martinez Farmers' Markets. Usually I go alone. Lucky for me...rather lucky for the food pantry clients of The Salvation Army, Susan accompanied me on last Sunday's adventures.

Susan + The Lemon Lady = TWICE the fresh produce collected.

Susan is a sweet, caring, hard-working, dedicated servant on a mission to feed the hungry. Without Susan sacrificing her own relaxing Sunday off from work, I would never have collected so much produce! I really needed the help. I'm tired too.

We had fun that day, yet worked very hard to gather, box, transport, sort and distribute hundreds of pounds of fresh, nutritious farmers' market produce. We met in Walnut Creek around 1pm, travelled to Martinez, then on to the Salvation Army Food Pantry until after 7pm. Another staff member, Ruth Vint came in on her day off to help unload and organize the awesome donation. A beautiful day worth living. Very good indeed.

“One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that."-Joseph Campbell (American prolific Author, Editor, Philosopher and Teacher, 1904-1987)


  1. Anna,
    Maybe a local Scout troop would be interested in helping you collect produce on Sundays. Might be worth a try!