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Last week, volunteers gleaned 2,000 pounds of lemons from a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo by Tomoko Matsubayashi
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Local nonprofits work together to fight hunger ahead of San Diego Gives on Sept. 8

Last Friday, Sept. 2, local hunger relief and food rescue nonprofits came together for a day of action ahead of San Diego Gives. San Diego Gives is coming up on Thursday, Sept. 8 and is a 24-hour online event  that shines a light on the tremendous work of local nonprofits throughout San Diego County.

Put on by ProduceGood, a North County nonprofit that works to recover food through residential harvests, five additional hunger-relief nonprofits joined both as volunteers and recipients of the day’s bounty: Feeding San Diego, Community Resource Center, Paige’s Pantry, Urban Corps and Plus Box (+Box).

The event was a showcase of how local nonprofits work together to make their missions possible. Collaboration is key to making an impact in the local community.

During the two-hour volunteer shift, 40 volunteers worked together to glean 2,000 pounds of lemons from a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe. This provided almost 6,000 servings of fruit to our food-insecure neighbors while keeping nearly a ton of fruit out of the landfill.

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