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 "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.
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