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The “Hunger Free and Health 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. 

The Nines Team in LodiAnother focus of the summit was to establish relationships in the local “distribution” communities to work together.  Major not-for-profits seem to “network” well together, but other smaller organizations like service clubs, communities of faith and small businesses are not as well organized.  Business Administrator for the Salvation Army in Lodi, Ted Van Alen, suggests that working together a more effective and wider distribution network would evolve.

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 of the food providers who 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: Salvation Army the in Lodi, California (ca)

The Salvation Army
Street: 525 W Lockeford St
Lodi, ca 95240-
Phone: (209) 369-8834 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (209) 369-8834     

 

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Comments (10)

Don Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services - Idabel, OK

Jack,

Is this an effort of only the Salvation Army in Lodi or a campaign of all the Salvation Army locations? 

Jan 28, 2011 01:58 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Jack

Thanks for sharing this. I suspec there are folks in the Lodi are who wll want to know about this effort. Very nice localism post!

Jeff

Jan 28, 2011 02:54 PM
Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D.
Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795 - Santa Maria, CA
Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879

Great information for you local area for those who are concerned about hunger in your community.  Hunger and health are worthwhile causes in all our communities.  Thanks for getting the word out.

Jan 29, 2011 02:10 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Jack once again you've got the pulse of your community. Very nice post - and what a great program. I'll have to write some posts about these issues here - we've got a lot of people who need help these days.

Jan 29, 2011 05:58 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Don - This was a summit put together by the San Joaquin County Hunger Task Force ... The Salvation Army was a prime mover in the effort in Lodi.  Given the background - I imagine that most of the Army has similar programs throughout the country.

Jan 29, 2011 06:12 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Tni - Our associations nationwide seem to participate on these drives at a pretty high level ... and somehow we manage to keep it a secret! 

Jan 29, 2011 06:13 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Jeff - The Nines Team is planning to do an office-to-office awareness visit later this Spring!

Jan 29, 2011 06:14 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Anna - What a great compliment to receive from you.  Your posts always seem to be so thoroughly connected to your community ... you're a great role model!  Thank you ...

Jan 29, 2011 06:16 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

A great thing that the Salvation army is doing.  They are always pro-active in the communities and reaching out.

 

Jan 29, 2011 09:52 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Judi - we have a County task force with 24 agencies ... Lodi is represented by the Salvation Army ... With luck, this new initiative of cooperation will make a really big impact!

Jan 29, 2011 01:46 PM