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February 22, 2013

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Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2013

We have a large home garden, with one 32 square foot bed that's dedicated to growing food for charity. We are happy to donate to Food Finders, who love getting 40 heads of fresh lettuce or a bushel of peppers from us. They keep overhead low so almost all of their donations go directly to those in need. They service a large number of agencies in the Long Beach area. Well done!

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February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

Food Finders has collected excess produce from our community gardens for years and has done a superb job of distributing this valuable product to needy people. When certain crops are in peak production (zuccini anyone?), they are always reado to accept what we have to give and get it into the hands of the needy.

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Long Beach, California

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February 22, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2011

Both my church and I have donated to Food Finders, both money and articles for resale in their shop. We are very impressed by their ability to procure thousands of pounds of food each week from caterers, restaurants and grocery stores and distribute it, using volunteers, to not-for-profit agencies in the Long Beach area that have feeding programs for the homeless, and well as resident programs for those in need and in recovery. They do it all on a shoe-string budget, and with very little fanfare. But the good they do is incalculable, and many local agencies would be at a great loss without their efforts.

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seeing agencies received their distributions of food and be able to feed their clients with it.

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wish they had more volunteers and more money to meet their expenses for collection trucks and gas.

February 22, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2011

Food Finders, centrally located here in Long Beach, is the true brainchild of one individual. Arlene Mercer had the idea, after seeing how much perfectly edible food was thrown away every year, to start an effort to get the supplies to needy, hungry people. Now, more than 30 years later, Food Finders is giving to agencies all through SoCal to help to ease hunger pains. They find creative ways to provide; our mayor actively spearheads a drive throughout and beyond the holiday season. Even better (in my animal-loving opinion), the organization has teamed up to provide pet food as well--pets are family, too!

Food Finders, according to its website, has only nine employees but over 300 volunteers intent on helping needy individuals. I donate every years. Want to join me?

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seeing the huge generosity offered by our community here in Long Beach.

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do absolutely nothing.

February 12, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 12, 2011

Food Finders embodies the spirit of being a good neighbor. I stumbled upon their thrift store and decided I'd like to donate my goods there, too. Each time, the staff helped me with the donation, even sending a vehicle and volunteer movers on three different occasions (they picked up a couch, a desk, and came at the end of my garage sale to pick up the remaining items for sale. It makes me want to help them succeed in their mission to make sure people have something healthy to eat.

Like most non-profits in the area, the volunteers are seniors and I worry that not enough young people are stepping up to carry the torch. That is what happened to a non-profit I served on...the volunteers died and the young people had to work.

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Their commitment to strengthen their money end, by their willingness to provide physical assistance to donate to them.

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Get an influx of more volunteers to sustain it for the next decade.

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