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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The operators of the Manna community food bank in Thousand Oaks believe that even the needy needn't live by bread alone. So it offers the downtrodden an uplifting menu that's been known to include Brie, frozen shrimp, imported German cookies, chocolate cake and gazpacho, along with the staples. "We've been the Cadillac of food banks," said Bob Fitzharris, a consultant who heads the board of directors of the food bank, which operates out of a converted house on Crescent Way.
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BUSINESS
April 27, 2008 | DAVID LAZARUS
Steven James, 43, works in finance, has multiple cellphones clipped to his belt and projects the air of a hardworking, successful sort of guy. And yet there he was last week, buying day-old bread at the Oroweat thrift store in South Pasadena. "Food's just so expensive," James said. "It's going up faster than salaries." He said he now seeks bargains like day-old bread wherever he can find them. It seems as if the cost of everything is outpacing people's pay these days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1994 | CHRISTINA LIMA
After 17 years at Ventura County's largest food bank, 67-year-old Lillah Jewel Pedi has retired, leaving behind an agency that distributes $11 million a year in food to 127,000 people. Pedi, retiring executive director of Food Share, will be honored at a dinner today at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura. Pedi has played a major role in bringing the food bank from a two-garage operation into a 1,200-square-foot warehouse, friends said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
Like the people it serves, a food bank for terminally ill patients in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys is fighting for its life. The last of a $5,000 grant from Los Angeles County will be spent by the end of August, and the food bank's founder, Robert Buckner, admits that the future is in doubt. "Our contract ends in August and who knows what we'll do then," he said. Still, Buckner remains hopeful. Perhaps, he said, the concern that launched the food bank in April will carry it forward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bill Figge loads up a supermarket cart with a 10-pound turkey, loaf of honey-wheat bread, can of baked beans, another of mushroom soup, a pie crust and apples. Figge is not inside a grocery store, but rather a one-story wooden home in Thousand Oaks, where he is a volunteer for the east county's food pantry, Manna. He gathers Thanksgiving dinner ingredients, which will be provided free to low-income residents through 6 p.m. today. "My God!
NEWS
November 23, 1989 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The biggest problem facing one of Los Angeles County's largest food banks is how to get 140 million tons of food that is thrown out every year in this nation into the mouths of 400,000 people going hungry every day. But lately, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater South Bay, housed in a converted cab company garage in a westside industrial area, is up against two forces that could prove a greater threat than hunger: earthquakes and the Long Beach City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
The flood of contributions to Councilwoman Kathryn McCullough's food bank may have leveled off in recent days, but residents are taking steps to ensure that its financial crisis is permanently over. Three weeks after the fund-raising drive started, more than $19,000 has been collected to support the Adopt-A-Neighbor food program, which has served more than 100,000 people since opening 17 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1999 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Keeping up with David Kaye can be challenging. The slightly built community activist walks fast, thinks faster and generally doesn't sit still long enough for any grass to grow under his feet. On Tuesday, the octogenarian was up at dawn as usual, exercised, then headed over to a Chatsworth food warehouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1997
Santa Claus made an early visit to Hawaiian Gardens as a food bank serving needy families distributed food and toys Wednesday. The Hawaiian Gardens Food Bank gave away more than 500 Christmas turkeys and more than 2,000 toys, said Rose Rodriguez, the facility's manager. "My family and I truly appreciate what the food bank does," said Telma Rameriz. "A lot of people need help to put food on the table and make sure the kids have a merry Christmas."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1996 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Public works, counseling services and the county's Food Distribution Center were the big winners in the annual Community Development Block Grant stakes this week. City Council members unanimously approved recommendations made by a citizens committee to divide about $1.7 million in federal funds among municipal public works projects and nonprofit agencies in the city. "It's not an easy process," said Mary Ellen Laster, who oversees the grant program for the city.
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