Monthly Archives: June 2012

It’s Harvest Time at Mesa Verde Gardens


Ana Rasmussen, founder of Mesa Verde gardens, stopped by Second Harvest the other day to show us the morning’s harvest before delivering it to Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Watsonville. Forty pounds of zucchini and ten of

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Trailblazers to Speak at 40th Event: Part III


Michael Alexander moved from Florida to California in 1972 as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to work with the local Breakfast for Kids Program and start up The Food Bank. As the first food bank in California, its mission was simple

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Fresh Tomato Farfalle with Sweet Corn and Basil


Ingredients: 4 green onions 1 can sliced black olives (rinsed) 2 lbs. tomatoes, cut into bite size pieces 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans 1 1/4 cup corn 1/2 cup torn basil leaves 1 bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup lime

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Trailblazers to Speak at 40th Event: Part II


Vicki Escarra is President and CEO of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, which provides food to Americans in need through a network of more than 200 food banks. She has led the organization through the most significant

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