Giving in good health

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The Nines Team in Stockton

Every year during the holiday season, the real estate community in Stockton, California holds an event called the "Cantree."  This is not exclusive to Stockton, other agents in other communities do the same thing ...  The idea ... build a "tree" of canned foods that are given to food banks and kitchens at the end of the "drive."

The Nines Team in StocktonThe "Hunger Free and Healthy by 2020" summit held on January 27 at the Robert J Cabral Agricultural Center, is still looking for means to achieve their goal, but is taking steps to provide plans for building and rebuilding relationships in the drive to provide for the County's poor and hungry.  Part of the goal is to pay particular attention to the "kind" of food donations received.  They are taking steps to provide for healthier food in their drives.

Perhaps we as an industry may be able to help ... earlier than just the holiday season.  Here's a list of the foods needed most - and the percentages the food providers tell us they ALWAYS need more of these food types:  Bread (59%) - Fresh fruits/vegetables (74.6%) -   Milk/cheese (61.1%) - Meat/poultry (65.8%) - Beans/peanut butter (26.3%) - Formula/baby goods (28.6%) - Canned goods (63.2%) -

For information about how you, your office, your committees, your associations can participate, please contact the Stockton Food Bank by clicking here.

If you may be considering relocation to the Central Valley of California considering adding Stockton, California to your interest list.  The folks at The Nines Team will be delighted to show you our town … and some of the best real estate buying opportunities in the valley.  If you wish to search the local MLS please click here.  Don’t hesitate to call us if we can answer questions for get additional information for you:

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Gary De Pury, ESQ.
Bay Vista Realty - Land O Lakes, FL

Tis better to give than receive.  (But even better than that is teaching your children to give, and be gracious for what they have received.)

 

Thanks for the post, you have GIVEN me an idea.

 

Gary De Pury, SFR

Jan 28, 2011 01:34 PM #1
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Gary - Thanks for stopping by ... and I hope the idea you have may be shared with us in the future!  Teaching giving is a lost art ... or at least so it seems!

Jan 28, 2011 01:57 PM #2
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Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

Jack - We do similar program in my community for years and sponsored by the Interreligious group.  I have been involved with the behind the scene and it is a great feeling to know you are helping the poor and underprivileged in your community.

Jan 28, 2011 02:22 PM #3
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Our food banks have really be hurting here for the last three or four years. With all the foreclosures and bankruptcies, more people than ever have resorted to help from the food banks.

Jan 28, 2011 02:46 PM #4
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Rosalinda - Thank you for th work you have been doing ... everyone who makes a contribution of time, energy or materials ... helps to move us closer to a more beautiful human experience.

Jan 29, 2011 06:31 AM #5
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Jim - the demand is similar here ... one of the reasons for the summit was to coordinate efforts by both large and small agencies.  The County has a commodity program that brings in fresh fruits and vegetable ... but often they get too old to use before everything is distributed. 

Supermarkets destroy foodstuff that becomes "stale dated" even though there is food use and nutritional value remain in the product.  Much of this has to do with the fear of liability.  Some of our food banks even turn away donations of local citizens grown in the gardens and yard fruit trees .... fearing an issue if someone where to get ill.

Jan 29, 2011 06:35 AM #6
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Jack, I have a listing where the sellers have a wonderful pantry in the basement with foods they've grown in their gardent and canned.  The cans of deliciousness don't convey!

Jan 31, 2011 01:48 PM #7
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Pat - hmmm ... and they are healthy with fewer points than the sodium laden commercial ones ... perhaps it could be a "commission bonus!" 

Jan 31, 2011 03:53 PM #8
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