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November 16, 2011 All Your Tree Service Commercial ! Mon-Fzi 8:30 to NOW OPEN Needs ,Street 5:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 SUNDAYS ! 0 to 4 lViy Thou ef llt s by Michele Harvey Feeding Julion And Shelter Volley Feeding America - San Diego came to Julian and to Shelter Valley this past Wednesday. The United States based non-profit organization has been feeding Americans for 30 years and their more than 200 food banks and food rescue organizations are currently feeding 37 million Americans each year. Their San Diego food bank will provide nearly 16 million pounds of food to hungry seniors, children and families this year. Through theyears, as the organization grew from a small food rescue program in Phoenix Arizona, to what it is today, Feeding America has been known by other names including Second Harvest. As a food rescue program Feeding America safely retrieves edible food that would otherwise go to waste, .and distributes it to those in need. According to Wikipedia, "The recovered food is edible, but often not saleable. Products that are at or past their "sell by" dates or are imperfect in any way - a bruised apple or day-old bread - are donated by grocery stores, food vendors, restaurants, and farmers markets, Other times, the food is unblemished, but restaurants may have made or ordered too much, or may have edible pieces of food (such as scraps of fish or meat) that are byproducts of process of preparing foods to cook and serve. In addition, food manufacturers may donate product that marginally fails quality control or that has become short-dated. Americans waste more than 40% of the food produced for consumption, which comes at an annual cost of at least $100 billion. Meanwhile, more than one-tenth of Americans do not have enough to eat. Similar figures on wastage, shortage (and obesity) are found throughout the Western world. Organizations that encourage food recovery, food rescue, sharing, gleaning and similar waste-avoidance schemes come under the umbrella of food banks, food pantries or soup kitchens." We already have volunteers in Julian and Shelter Valley that run a food commodities distribution on the third Tuesday of each month at the Julian Town Hall and the Community United Methodist Church of Julian has a food distribution program called Mountain Manna that takes donations of prepackaged, non-perishable food which can be put in their barrel at Rabobank. Other local groups that I don't know about may also have food distribution programs for needy individuals and families in our area, and now we have Feeding America. Recently The Julian News published information about Feeding America - San Diego given to us by Colleen Baker, our Julian County librarian. Colleen brought Feeding America to Julian because she saw a need in our community that was only partially fulfilled by the current locally sponsored food distribution programs. Some families and individuals in our area are so lacking in proper amounts of food that two more days of food distribution in our area may make the difference between them going to bed hungry and eating healthy amounts of nutritious food. I volunteered to help with Feeding America and am very glad that I didl Feeding America is a non profit organization that has no monetary criteria for people to get food from them. They have no sign up sheets declaring income and number of people in the household. O [ ] They ask for names and phone numbers of recipients so they can AMERICAN LEGION contact people in case of recalls. This is simply a safety measure. LINCOLN DEMING POST 468] W Each person who comes to the Feeding America distribution gets the same amount of food, no matter how many family members they have. ' - Our first delivery day started about an hour late. Tony the driver was given directions to Julian by driving thCeugh San Pasqual.. The roads are closed, so he had to,detour from there, to 1-15, south to Poway, then up to Julian. He was only an hour late and though a few people missed out because of their schedules, he now knows his way and will be on time from here on. Cole Slaw, 9 Macaroni Salad, Children Under 5 - $6. Friday, November 18, 2011 5:30 until 8:00 00 The first give away consisted of 3 kinds of canned soup, a tota of five cans ( I looked for the expiration code and they were only one month out of date)... 4 energy saver light bulbs.. Odd size, celery, pears that were slightly damaged, cabbage, and bread. The bread we received Wednesday was a package of hamburger buns or hot dog buns and we received a bag to hold everything. The truck had side panels that rolled up like a soda truck. We pulled tables and a chair out of the truck and each corn partment held one type of food or one type of supplies. With all of the roll UP doors open, the cases of food were pulled out to the tables as needed The whole process took about an hour. With strong winds and lots of wait time, our whole group seemed very patient to me. Using a laptop computer, Karen who works in the library took down all names and phone numbers. She told me that 76 bags were given away, including one each for any volunteers who wanted a bag. I think we had eight volunteers and that was just right for the work we needed to do. Once done, Tony headed for Shelter Valley. Laura Silveria, our coordinator told us that the truck carries enough food for 400 bags. For a first time with most volunteers beginning with no experience in food distribution; I thought we did just fine. America is known as the lancl of plenty. We have lots of land dedicated to food production. However, for 1 in 5 Americans, hunger is a reality. That's 20% of our population and many of those hungry people are children and semors. I think that many people believe that poor hungry people all live in slums, poor neighborhoods or poor towns. That just isn't true. Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. People who look prosperous on the surface may be really hurting financially. Even though we may not be aware of it, we probably all know someone who goes to sleep hungry. Many people work hard to earn the little bit of money they make, or perhaps in good financial times they over stretched their income and now can't seem to make enough money to pay all of their bills and also buy enough food to keep their bellies full. rve seen and heard judgmental people who think only people who are starving should be taking food from any distribution program, don't agree with this. None of us should ever judge the needs of others. Looking at the line of people who waited for a bag of canned soups, fresh produce and some light bulbs; I saw some who rm sure planned to give their bags to others in greater need who may have been too embarrassed to stand in a food distribution line or who didn't have trans portation. Let's not judge others in negative ways. Let's all help as we can; even when it means standing in a line on a really cold day to take home some nourishing food either for our own home or to share with others. These are my thoughts. LUERS & DYER, CPAs, LLP CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Du:onu. Tax and Accounting Full Service Firm Accounting and financial statements Tax planning and preparation Rebecca L~ers. CPA Personal attention to your special needs ~x nola Cemcr ;367 Hw}: "H. Suite I ! 2 P-O, Box ! 934 Julian. CA 92036 Tel: 760 765-0343 Fax: 760 765-0150 Email: rebecca@luerscpa.com or until sold out O www.julianpost468.org O Non Profit Donation 2nd and Washington Julian Ca. Proceeds returned to the community AYSO Soccer Seoson Ends In R(]in by Marisa McFedries Fighting for control of the ball in the rain during the final game of the season. (U12 game) The soccer season ended and everyone that has worked this Saturday with two games, so hard to make this a successful U14 and U12, played in the rain! season. After eight full games They were both exciting games and weekly practices, the players to watch as players struggled were excited to hold their well against each other and the earned trophies in hand! This elements. The U10 Division, with is the third year that Tyson and players begging to play in the Julie Flack have led the AYSO rain, had to join the rest of the league in Julian. After the league in the multi-purpose room awards ceremony was over, and at Julian Elementary Schooleveryone had thanked them for for the receiving of trophies! their hard work and dedication Commissioner, Tyson Flack, led to our community, Tyson was the ceremony by introducing and already talking about next season thanking the Board members with a grin on his face! The Julian News 5 ACCEPTING Groceries Produce Sundries Beer Wine Liquor DrV Cleaning Lotto. Scratchers i I Full Service Best in the County Meat Department I ,s A Choice Beef Buffalo Meat I Special and Holiday Orders, Cut toyour Specifications I OPEN DAILY 6a.m. TO ep.m. ......... 8 '~ :: .......... % ..................... I V/.~ .......... ~ Bill Boo stJo ?#0-765-2239 Boys Will Be ... Horses. The Boys need a new orange traffic cone. Almost every day they come sweeping down the hill, manes and tails flying. They round the chicken shed, check themselves to change leads at the gate, then burst into the corral bucking and kicking. Remembering their younger days they begin to 'fight', rearing and striking with, one hopes, good humor. Then they turn their attention to the traffic cone. Haiduc picks it up with his teeth and waves it at Hidalgo. A cone-deprived Hidalgo moves in, head low, an equine Joe Frazier getting under Haiduc's guard. Then a fast grab and off! Haiduc in hot pursuit. If the grab isn't successful both pull back testing teeth, tenacity and, needless to say, the construction of the traffic cone. Experience indicates that the game hard on traffic cones although, hats off to their manufacturer, they're tough. Obtaining cones also has its moments. The current toy was a gift from Ronda-Up-The-Road. We won't ask... The previous one was liberated from a Davy Tree Butcher truck, in retaliation for their failing (as usual) to provide a warning that they would be driving around, casing the joint. The Boys stole it, of course. We humans wouldn't dream of liberating a trespassing traffic cone simply because the horses wanted to play with it. That's yet another reason people shouldn't open gates and drive on private property without prior notification. They could be attacked by Romanian horses. But it is tempting to see unattended orange traffic cones waiting along the road. Perhaps one dark night The Boys will sneak out and .... no, not such well-bred animals! Nevertheless ....