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Review for Food Finders Inc, Lakewood , CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Drop-In-Center (a program of Urban Community Outreach of Long Beach, CA) offers a safe and appropriate place "out of the glare" every Sunday afternoon for up to over 500 homeless and needy people downtown. I used to spend time on Saturday seeking food donations from the vendors at a local Certified Farmers Market and could collect 40 or 50 pounds of produce every week. Food Finders heard I was doing that and before I knew it there were 2 or 3 teams of their volunteers picking up 80-100 pounds of potatoes, carrots, oranges, lettuce and other wholesome fresh produce the farmers generously offered. Not only that, but those same Food Finders folks would then show up the next day to volunteer with us at the Drop-In-Center. I am so happy to be on the receiving end of some of Food Finders' 80 million pounds of food deliveries.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

changing lives by helping people stretch their food budget...or perhaps get their only meal that day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

boost the effectiveness of its board for stronger fundraising efforts...Food Finders always operates on a shoestring. (or, better-said, on a shoestring potato!)

Role:  Client Served & hosted a 16-station computer lab for homeless individuals to use.