In this Orange bubble, many are seeking jobs. At YAS every week we see new faces along with the old. Those that have lost jobs or are way overqualified for the job they are in. Every month we give out over 25,000 lbs of food here in this area locally. A community where most of the US thinks we are not hit by this difficult economy.
Thanks to you who give to organizations like ours. There are many. One family who just dropped off an envelope with money to us. We don’t know who they are but last year they started collecting their dollars and coins for those in need. The money helps pay for the gas that the van uses to pick up the food and the food we purchase from Second Harvest because we are an agency. Thank you for the many dedicated volunteers that come out weekly to help who are never recognized.
There are many great causes out there and we are one of them. We feed people in need.
- Binders full of applicants for clerk-recorder (ocregister.com)
- Clouds shuffle over O.C.; cold storm coming (ocregister.com)
What is a food pantry?
A food pantry is a charitable organization that distributes food and other products directly to those in need. Usually based on emergency or short term basis. (This is what we do!) For people like Hal who is 97 years old. He is retired from Disneyland as a bell hop in one of the hotels. I cannot believe he is 97, can you?
What is a food bank?
A nonprofit that solicits, receives, inventories, stores and distributes food and other products to various charitable agencies which tends to charge a fee to agencies in order to cover their costs.
The differences between food pantries and food banks are these:
As an agency, we do not charge a fee but we do pay a fee for food received from our food bank. We are very thankful for the food we are able to get but we do still pay agency fees which for us can be anywhere from 600.00 to 800.00 per month. A food pantry is where the local community can come and receive food for themselves and their family for no cost so we get to know the people personally (which we all love). A food pantry keeps the food local to those in the area of the location or the general surrounding area.
This is Francisco- he has had both knees worked on and can barely walk. He brings us avocados from his tree.
Related articles (www.youarespecial.org)
- Bottom Line – Lingering joblessness taxes nation’s food banks (youarespecialblog.org)
- Neighbors who give to food pantries (youarespecialblog.org)
- Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway and Food Drive in Orange CA You Are Special food bank/food pantry (youarespecialblog.org)
- Are other countries not battling the food insecurit and economic crisis we are? (youarespecialblog.org)
- Mercedes Owners, Ph.D. Holders Join Crowd Straining Food Banks (businessweek.com)
- Farmers Donate Eggs To St. Louis Area Food Bank (fox2now.com)
- Food Bank Of The Rockies Feeds Students Over Springs Break (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Food Banks Unite to Get More Food to Those in Need (wsaz.com)
CHICAGO — Cleaning your plate may not help feed starving children today, but the time-worn advice of mothers everywhere may help reduce food waste from the farm to the fork, help the environment and make it easier to feed the world’s growing population.
Hard data is still being collected, but experts at the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago this week said an estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of the food produced in the world goes uneaten.
The average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month — about $40 worth — according to the Natural Resources DefenseCouncil, which plans to publish a report on food waste in April.
In a year, that means each person throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla.
My son Skylar purchased a pair of Toms Shoes for my third grandchild, Jaxon. I am not a fan of these shoes because I don’t like to be cold and they look like slippers to me. However, they are quite popular right now and the little shoes, Jaxon is only one, are pretty cute. I am a mom and a grandma so pretty is an accurate description but right on the box as I was opening them up was this statement, “With every pair you purchase, Toms will give a paid of new shoes to a child in need. One for One.” I was totally impressed. Thank you Toms for thinking of those in need. There are many in the US who have a need too. Bless you!
- Essie and Toms Shoes Pair Up For a Good Cause (bellasugar.com)
At YAS, we find that there are many older adults, not just elderly coming for food. The cost of food is very high and this economy makes it difficult for many to have jobs.