october community marketplace

Community MarketPlace October 2023

The Food Finders Community Marketplace Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park is a refrigerated container that will offer fresh produce in areas of Long Beach that experience high levels of food insecurity. The hub container can safely store produce, dairy, and other perishable food. Weekly food distribution and monthly programs will take place in close collaboration with Food Finders and our network of community nonprofits.

 

We will post more details on the week of the event.

Are you interested in Sponsoring the Food Hub Community Marketplace this month?

Contact: yuchu@foodfinders.org

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September community marketplace

Community MarketPlace September 2023

The Food Finders Community Marketplace Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park is a refrigerated container that will offer fresh produce in areas of Long Beach that experience high levels of food insecurity. The hub container can safely store produce, dairy, and other perishable food. Weekly food distribution and monthly programs will take place in close collaboration with Food Finders and our network of community nonprofits.

 

We will post more details on the week of the event.

Are you interested in Sponsoring the Food Hub Community Marketplace this month?

Contact: yuchu@foodfinders.org

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August Community Marketplace

Community MarketPlace August 2023

The Food Finders Community Marketplace Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park is a refrigerated container that will offer fresh produce in areas of Long Beach that experience high levels of food insecurity. The hub container can safely store produce, dairy, and other perishable food. Weekly food distribution and monthly programs will take place in close collaboration with Food Finders and our network of community nonprofits.

 

We will post more details on the week of the event.

Are you interested in Sponsoring the Food Hub Community Marketplace this month?

Contact: yuchu@foodfinders.org

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August Community Marketplace

Community MarketPlace July 2023

The Food Finders Community Marketplace Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park is a refrigerated container that will offer fresh produce in areas of Long Beach that experience high levels of food insecurity. The hub container can safely store produce, dairy, and other perishable food. Weekly food distribution and monthly programs will take place in close collaboration with Food Finders and our network of community nonprofits.

 

We will post more details on the week of the event.

Are you interested in Sponsoring the Food Hub Community Marketplace this month?

Contact: yuchu@foodfinders.org

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March Community Marketplace

Community MarketPlace March 2023

The Food Finders Community Marketplace Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park is a refrigerated container that will offer fresh produce in areas of Long Beach that experience high levels of food insecurity. The hub container can safely store produce, dairy, and other perishable food. Weekly food distribution and monthly programs will take place in close collaboration with Food Finders and our network of community nonprofits.

 

We will post more details on the week of the event.

Are you interested in Sponsoring the Food Hub Community Marketplace this month?

Contact: yuchu@foodfinders.org

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Community Marketplace February 2023

The Food Finders Community Marketplace Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park is a refrigerated container that will offer fresh produce in areas of Long Beach that experience high levels of food insecurity. The hub container can safely store produce, dairy and other persihable food. Weekly food distribution and monthly programs will take place in close collaboration with Food Finders and our network of community nonprofits.

 

We will post more details on the week of the event.

   We would like to thank our sponsors:

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Community Marketplace October

The Food Finders Community Marketplace Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park is a refrigerated container that will offer fresh produce in areas of Long Beach that experience high levels of food insecurity. The hub container can safely store produce, dairy and other persihable food. Weekly food distribution and monthly programs will take place in close collaboration with Food Finders and our network of community nonprofits.

 

We will post more details on the week of the event.

   We would like to thank our sponsors:

Food Hub Sponsors

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Community Marketplace September

The Food Finders Community Marketplace Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park is a refrigerated container that will offer fresh produce in areas of Long Beach that experience high levels of food insecurity. The hub container can safely store produce, dairy and other persihable food. Weekly food distribution and monthly programs will take place in close collaboration with Food Finders and our network of community nonprofits.

 

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   We would like to thank our sponsors:

Food Hub Sponsors

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Community Marketplace with JuicePlus+

 

Juice Plus+ Partners with Food Finders to Support Food Insecure Communities with Free Fruit and Vegetables at Community Marketplace

Live Cooking Demonstration by Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons Along with Activations, Entertainment & Produce/Product Giveaways

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LOS ANGELES, CA (December 28, 2022) Goodness is our natural state. We all know that fruits and vegetables are key to a healthy family however it’s not always easy to get them in your daily diet. Leading global health and wellness company, Juice Plus+ believes in the value of community, and the importance of growing and sustaining a healthy family through whole food nutrition. In partnership with Food Finders, Juice Plus+ will provide nourishment to families with a free Community Marketplace Food Hub taking place on Saturday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PST) at Admiral Kidd Park located at 2125 Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810.

The event will offer education, family-friendly entertainment and giveaways of fresh produce to local families in need. Culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons will be on site for a live cooking demonstration, showcasing recipes that incorporate both fresh and canned produce, to show easy ways to eat healthily as a family. Parents and children can explore the Fruits and Veggie Tasting Stand to try a variety of dips that can be paired with popular fruits and vegetables, while the Let’s Get Scrappy station will show attendees how to use their fruit and vegetable scraps to regrow produce at home. Kids will enjoy face painting and a balloon artist as well as a coloring station, recipe matching activity and fruits & veggie painting.

The event is in celebration of the new ad campaign Juice Plus+ is launching in January throughout the

U.S. which is designed to tackle the overly complicated nature of the health and wellness category. Filmed on farms in California and Michigan, the ad showcases the abundance of fresh produce that are used for the Juice Plus+ product range, shown where they grow naturally. The intention is to show the goodness and nutrients that are found in nature, and how these form the basis of everything Juice Plus+ creates. The ad will begin airing on January 10, 2023 on the Discover Network (Cable and Streaming).

“Our latest campaign showcases ways to make healthy eating simple and stress free so that individuals and families can continue their healthy choices at home,” explains Dwana Scantlebury, Senior Director, Marketing Activation & Communication at Juice Plus+. “The CDC recently reported that California consumes a low percentage of fresh fruits and vegetables in the U.S. in comparison to other states, so at Juice Plus+, we wanted to find a way to inspire and promote whole food nutrition in communities that need it.”

In addition, the Juice Plus+ team will be passing out complimentary balanced smoothies made with Complete by Juice Plus+ while sharing the many benefits of the brand’s plant-based products that help bridge the gap between what you should eat, and what you do eat.

“Each day 1 in 5 CA residents will struggle with hunger yet, 30-40% of the food supply will end up in a landfill. This includes the resources and manpower that go into producing it. Food Finders not only mitigates food waste with our food rescue program we provide nearly a million meals a month to our agency partners,” explains Diana Lara, Executive Director of Food Finders Inc. “We are excited about our collaboration with Juice Plus+ and are grateful for their commitment to our mission of eliminating hunger and food waste while improving nutrition in the food insecure communities we serve.”

Every month, Food Finders hosts a “marketplace” to offer a pickup location for their weekly donation to their clientele in need. During this event, approximately 100+ local families will attend to pick up their fresh fruits, vegetables and more. For the entire month of January, Juice Plus+ will be the exclusive supporter feeding around 6,000 families in the area.

 

For more information about Juice Plus+, please visit www.juiceplus.com. For more information about the Community Marketplace Food Hub event, please visit www.foodfinders.org.

About Juice Plus+

The Juice Plus+ Company is a global health and wellness company with a mission

to inspire healthy living around the world. It operates in 26 markets globally and is supported by a mission-driven community of over 200,000 independent sales Partners and over one million customers.

What is Juice Plus+?

Juice Plus+ is committed to making healthy living easier with plant-based nutritional products that are as close to nature as possible and with a supportive, healthy lifestyle community. Juice Plus+ products include Juice Plus+ Fruit, Vegetable, and Berry Blend Capsules and Chewables, made from 30 different fruits, vegetables, and berries along with selected vitamins and other plant ingredients. For more information, visit JuicePlus.com.

 

We will post more details on the week of the event.

   We would like to thank our sponsors:

Food Hub Sponsors

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Long Beach Gives Sept 22

Long Beach Gives Sept 22, 2022: Benefitting the Food Hub

4th ANNUAL LONG BEACH GIVES EVENT
ONE DAY OF GIVING SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
Long Beach Gives is our city’s annual online giving event that provides an easy and fun way for our entire city to give together. It also allows Long Beach nonprofits to gain exposure and start relationships with new donors.
Food Finders is dedicating 2022 to help fund the Food Hub Program.
food desert is an area that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food. This happens when grocery stores decide to close up in neighborhoods that don’t produce the profit they would like.
Food Finders started its Food Hub Program in 2021.  Placing a refrigerated container in Admiral Kidd Park in Long Beach.
We have plans to create more food hubs wherever nutritious foods are needed to nourish food insecure communities.
Our mission is to eliminate hunger and food waste while improving nutrition in food-insecure communities. This Long Beach Gives campaign helps our two new Food Hubs get one step closer to our goal of a perishable food drop-off location in West and North Long Beach! Storage for perishable food benefits the community by allowing them to receive items like meat, poultry, and dairy products during food distribution.
Support us this Long Beach Gives and help us reach our goal of $10,000
Early giving starts September 15th
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Community

Food Hub in Long Beach Opens

How do you find fresh fruits and vegetables in a “food desert”?

  1. “an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food.”

The solution is that Food Finders raises the necessary funds to put a Food Hub in a community that needs fresh produce to eat more nutritious meals.

Saturday, April 30th our first Food Hub in Long Beach had its grand opening. We are excited and proud to partner with so many wonderful community partners to make this happen

Inside the refrigerated Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park in Long Beach
Fresh Fruits and veggies along with packed non-perishable foods for our community partners.
Celebrating the Food Finders Food Hub in Long Beach
Founder, Arlene Mercer (2nd R) celebrating our Food Hub Grand Opening

Read More in the Long Beach Post.

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