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August 18, 2022

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Help feed the hungry
SALINAS
– Ag Against Hunger (AAH) is looking for volunteers to get
involved in its gleaning program Saturday, Aug. 11. Working with
local growers, volunteers help collect high quality, marketable
produce that has been left behind after commercial harvest. The
food they collect is then transported to food
banks and pantries in the tri-county area. Volunteers will meet
in Salinas at 495 Brunken Ave. and leave at 9 a.m. to drive to the
designated field. Including transportation, orientation and the
actual harvesting of crops, volunteers should expect to commit
around three hours (9 a.m. to noon) for th
e gleaning session. Transportation can be arranged for those
without vehicles.
RSVP to Ag Against Hunger’s gleaning volunteer coordinator,
Nancy Hunter, 755-1480 or [email protected] by noon
today.
AG Against Hunger is a nonprofit agency providing fresh donated
produce to food banks in the tri-county area (Monterey, Santa Cruz
and San Benito) and those throughout the State of California. Since
1990, area growers and shippers have donated more than 135 million
pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to help feed the hungry.
Help feed the hungry

SALINAS – Ag Against Hunger (AAH) is looking for volunteers to get involved in its gleaning program Saturday, Aug. 11. Working with local growers, volunteers help collect high quality, marketable produce that has been left behind after commercial harvest. The food they collect is then transported to food banks and pantries in the tri-county area. Volunteers will meet in Salinas at 495 Brunken Ave. and leave at 9 a.m. to drive to the designated field. Including transportation, orientation and the actual harvesting of crops, volunteers should expect to commit around three hours (9 a.m. to noon) for the gleaning session. Transportation can be arranged for those without vehicles.

  RSVP to Ag Against Hunger’s gleaning volunteer coordinator, Nancy Hunter, 755-1480 or [email protected] by noon today.

  AG Against Hunger is a nonprofit agency providing fresh donated produce to food banks in the tri-county area (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito) and those throughout the State of California. Since 1990, area growers and shippers have donated more than 135 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to help feed the hungry.

Independent study seeks applicants

HOLLISTER – San Benito High School’s independent study program is now accepting applications for the fall semester. Independent study offers a way for students to work in individualized educational plans outside of the classroom setting.

Students in the program meet once weekly with a teacher, and may also participate in small group tutorial sessions.

Families interested in applying may pick up applications at the Independent Study Office in the high school’s new administration building on Nash Road. Further information is available through Linda Yetter at 637-5831, ext. 467 or Melissa Casas at ext. 464.

Teens heading to Japan

HOLLISTER – Teenage brothers, Omar and Jairo Solorio, who both suffer from Muscular Dystrophy, recently made the U.S. Power Soccer team. The team plays soccer using electric wheelchairs. Tryouts were held all across the nation and the brothers made the 12-man team. The Solorios will be heading off to Minnesota to practice with the rest of the U.S. team August 11. In September, the team will be flying to Tokyo to compete in the World Championships.

The players were asked to raise their own money for the trip. The two brothers need approximately $15,000 for airfare, hotels, transportation and food. If the Solorios cannot come up with the money necessary, they will not be able to represent their country in the games. The boys would appreciate anybody willing to help.

Those interested in donating to the boys for the trip, should contact Gifford Swanson, of the San Benito County IHSS Public Authority, at 801-6162 for more information.

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