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May Volunteer Spotlight

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  Elvia Lopez has been living in Santa Cruz for the past 28 years. In 2013, Elvia became a Nutrition Ambassador volunteer with the Passion for Produce program at De Laveaga School. She helps teach nutrition classes and also helps with

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Bank of America Volunteers at Second Harvest    

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Bank of America was having a Cinco de Mayo event in Watsonville for their Monterey Market employees. Before the festivities, they volunteered at the food bank. They began with a tour through the food bank, followed by some volunteer work. Half

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World’s Biggest Garage Sale Raises 240,000 Meals!

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What’s the secret behind their success? Lots and lots of volunteers that sort and prepare the items as well as people in the community who donate and buy the items. Laurie Schlaepfer of Twin Lakes Church shared some behind-the-scenes stories.

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One Pot Vegetarian Stew

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  Ingredients: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes 2 cups fresh or frozen corn 1 (14.5 oz.) can low-sodium vegetable broth

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