Category Archives: Charity
We had an opportunity to support a worthy cause recently that helps support the local food pantries of San Luis Obispo County.
GleanSLO is a collaborative program of the San Luis Obispo Food Bank Coalition. Their mission is to rescue (harvest) excess crops that cannot be harvested due to economics or weather conditions. This is a win win situation for everyone involved; the volunteers can create partnerships and create harvesting events to support their community, the farmer’s excess produce goes to good use, and the food banks benefit from receiving the crops so that needy families are supported. The program has recovered about 90,000 pounds of local, fresh produce over the last two years.
We just came back from our Thanksgiving feast grocery run today…and definitely came back with more than enough food that will last us quite a bit after Thursday. But one thing is for sure, none of the food will go to waste. We’ve started doing some of the ideas like purchasing our favorite asian eggplant from the Cambria Farmers Market, and saving our vegetable scraps for a soup broth later. When making your Thanksgiving feast, keep these ideas in mind in reducing your holiday food waste this season.