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September 16, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The annual summer food drive by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County netted 20 tons of edibles for the county's hungry. Second Harvest, the largest nonprofit food bank in the county, feeds about 180,000 people each month, spokeswoman Michelle Sweet said. Anaheim Angel right fielder Tim Salmon was the keynote speaker for a dinner held this month to recognize individuals and 100 Orange County companies who helped with the drive. Jack Murphy, program manager at Aerochem Inc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
Photographer Troy Paiva journeyed to a remote corner of the Mojave Desert in search of the Exotic World of Burlesque Museum but quickly caught a whiff of something even more jolting. Instead of the stripper museum, which had recently abandoned dusty Helendale for Las Vegas, Paiva found mounds of rotting perishables, including a festering stew of whipped cream, eggnog and toothpaste.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the cavernous warehouse of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, Sophia Ceja sorted jars of applesauce, boxes of juice and checker-labeled cans of tomato puree on a recent morning, looking for signs of spoilage. The 40-year-old mother of eight worked rapidly, moving food from one box to another, a routine she has performed on most weekdays for the last six years. And after eight hours, as usual, she took home two free bags of groceries to help feed her family.
OPINION
November 29, 2005
A Nov. 27 letter writer lists Second Harvest Food Banks as a "good work" sponsored by the Catholic Church. America's Second Harvest and its member food banks, while working closely with Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, Salvation Army and many other faith-based organizations, are nonsectarian charities with no religious affiliation. CHRIS TABER Past President Second Harvest Food Bank of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
OPINION
November 29, 2005
A Nov. 27 letter writer lists Second Harvest Food Banks as a "good work" sponsored by the Catholic Church. America's Second Harvest and its member food banks, while working closely with Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, Salvation Army and many other faith-based organizations, are nonsectarian charities with no religious affiliation. CHRIS TABER Past President Second Harvest Food Bank of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
Two Orange County nonprofit organizations--one dedicated to alleviating hunger and the other to preventing domestic violence--were the top recipients of Disneyland's annual Community Service Awards. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Human Options Inc. each received $50,000 at a ceremony Thursday at Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2000 | ANN CONWAY
Never mind turkey and the trimmings. Soup, bread and water were on the menu at the 16th annual "No Lunch, Lunch" held Tuesday at Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana. About 60 supporters of the Second Harvest Food Bank joined the Most Reverend Jaime Soto, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange, to share a meal symbolic of what the under-served eat on a regular basis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2000 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Southland's food banks are facing severe shortages that could leave some people without Thanksgiving dinner. Marcella Barba, development coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, said: "There is less food to give on Thanksgiving and less food to give period." She and others at Los Angeles and Orange County food banks said food supplies have been slipping over the last decade, and have now reached an all-time low.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 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.
NEWS
May 6, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up, Polly Turner swatted bugs from tobacco leaves, grubbed weeds and spent backbreaking hours picking peanuts on her family farm in North Carolina. She hated it. But 40 years later Turner returned to the fields in California--voluntarily. Wearing jeans and a red sweat shirt, with one chewed-up sneaker lined with a plastic freezer bag, she and a dozen other retirees trudged through the mud of an Oxnard farm to pick carrots one recent morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2000 | ANN CONWAY
Never mind turkey and the trimmings. Soup, bread and water were on the menu at the 16th annual "No Lunch, Lunch" held Tuesday at Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana. About 60 supporters of the Second Harvest Food Bank joined the Most Reverend Jaime Soto, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange, to share a meal symbolic of what the under-served eat on a regular basis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2000 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Southland's food banks are facing severe shortages that could leave some people without Thanksgiving dinner. Marcella Barba, development coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, said: "There is less food to give on Thanksgiving and less food to give period." She and others at Los Angeles and Orange County food banks said food supplies have been slipping over the last decade, and have now reached an all-time low.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
Two Orange County nonprofit organizations--one dedicated to alleviating hunger and the other to preventing domestic violence--were the top recipients of Disneyland's annual Community Service Awards. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Human Options Inc. each received $50,000 at a ceremony Thursday at Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The annual summer food drive by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County netted 20 tons of edibles for the county's hungry. Second Harvest, the largest nonprofit food bank in the county, feeds about 180,000 people each month, spokeswoman Michelle Sweet said. Anaheim Angel right fielder Tim Salmon was the keynote speaker for a dinner held this month to recognize individuals and 100 Orange County companies who helped with the drive. Jack Murphy, program manager at Aerochem Inc.
NEWS
May 6, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up, Polly Turner swatted bugs from tobacco leaves, grubbed weeds and spent backbreaking hours picking peanuts on her family farm in North Carolina. She hated it. But 40 years later Turner returned to the fields in California--voluntarily. Wearing jeans and a red sweat shirt, with one chewed-up sneaker lined with a plastic freezer bag, she and a dozen other retirees trudged through the mud of an Oxnard farm to pick carrots one recent morning.
NEWS
January 12, 1992 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where there is John Van Hengel there is less hunger. Certainly in pinched, crowded corners of Los Angeles, New York and Detroit where volunteers inspired by his simple dream are offloading hundreds of tractor-trailers heavy with government groceries. Eventually, every brown pouch and tan can of the military's $300-million food surplus from Desert Storm will be piped through several hundred food banks to make 70 million meals for the homeless of 50 states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
Photographer Troy Paiva journeyed to a remote corner of the Mojave Desert in search of the Exotic World of Burlesque Museum but quickly caught a whiff of something even more jolting. Instead of the stripper museum, which had recently abandoned dusty Helendale for Las Vegas, Paiva found mounds of rotting perishables, including a festering stew of whipped cream, eggnog and toothpaste.
NEWS
January 12, 1992 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where there is John Van Hengel there is less hunger. Certainly in pinched, crowded corners of Los Angeles, New York and Detroit where volunteers inspired by his simple dream are offloading hundreds of tractor-trailers heavy with government groceries. Eventually, every brown pouch and tan can of the military's $300-million food surplus from Desert Storm will be piped through several hundred food banks to make 70 million meals for the homeless of 50 states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the cavernous warehouse of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, Sophia Ceja sorted jars of applesauce, boxes of juice and checker-labeled cans of tomato puree on a recent morning, looking for signs of spoilage. The 40-year-old mother of eight worked rapidly, moving food from one box to another, a routine she has performed on most weekdays for the last six years. And after eight hours, as usual, she took home two free bags of groceries to help feed her family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 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.
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