9 February 2015 — Valley Food Bank, Revisited


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 — 6:15pm  — Club Board of Directors Meeting, The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. All Club Members always welcome.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 — 12:30pm to 2:00pm — Our FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for February! Special guest speaker TBA. We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Daniele; Pledge, JoAnne; Four-Way Test, Sara; Rotary Minute, Yoko.)





This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about domestic violence prevention.  Throughout the month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Members.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about.  The campaign launches this week.



On Sunday, February 8, the Club hosted our tenth ONE MORE ITEM Food Drive, in support of Valley Food Bank.  Generous shoppers at Gelson’s Sherman Oaks were asked to add just one extra item to their shopping and leave it with us.  At the end of the day, once again we had five full barrels–and some overflow–to help the food-insecure around the San Fernando Valley.  The total for the day was 1,051 pounds of donated goods, bringing our all-time total over ten events to more than 9,000 pounds. Our next public Food Drive is set for May 3.


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This week, following our ninth successful public food drive in support of Valley Food Bank and the food-insecure we are privileged to help VFB serve, we revisit a program from 8 October 2012. We’re often asked by Gelson’s shoppers, as they donate to us, how all of this works. To learn a big piece of the puzzle we enjoyed a tour of the Valley Food Bank warehouse in Pacoima, conducted by Food Bank Director and long-time friend of the Club Will Hernandez.

Our newer members will enjoy seeing this for the first time, but it can’t hurt for our “seasoned” members to have another look at where the barrels go at the end of the day, and how our efforts ultimately help.

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2 responses to 9 February 2015 — Valley Food Bank, Revisited

  1. The Valley Food Bank does such great work. I’m happy to play a small part in it.

  2. It seems like an increasing number of shoppers recognize us from our earlier drives and are eager to contribute. We are becoming a regular “event” at Gelson’s. It’s great for the food bank and great for our visibility.

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