Boys Scouts Helping the Food Bank
May 07, 2018 11:53AM
Boy Scouts and Rotarians pick fruit for delivery to Contra Costa Solano Food Bank. Concord Mayor Edi Birsan was on hand to kick off the event.
Boy Scouts Troop 810 of Walnut Creek and the Concord-Diablo Rotary Club picked fruit from homes in the Walnut Creek area. The total weight of all the lemons, grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and kumquats picked was 3,135 pounds! All the fruit was delivered to the Contra Costa Solano Food Bank, where it was given out to families and other organizations that help families in need. This was a win-win situation for everyone; homeowners got their fruit picked instead of having it rot on their trees or on the ground, and families got fresh produce. If you have fruit trees in your backyard that you would like the Concord-Diablo Rotary Club to pick and donate for you, please go to their website at http://cdrotary.org/ and send them an email request. Submitted by Dorene Louie.