Based in Berkeley, California, I am a nonprofit development consultant and writer. I work with nonprofits and higher education institutions and consult and write on the topics of philanthropy, fundraising, education, environmental sustainability, nonprofit journalism and social justice. In this blog I highlight ideas, news and resources to spark creative thinking, action and progress for social and environmental causes.
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has been serving the community for 35 years. We provide food to more than 132,000 hungry people in need every month directly at community sites and through a network of 180 charitable agencies, and distributed 12.6 million pounds last year! The Food Bank works to reduce food waste, feed hungry people, and raise public awareness of issues related to food and hunger. The work could not get done without the help of the hundreds of volunteers that donate their time to coordinate food drives, sort and pack the food, and help distribute it to their hungry neighbors.
I am a Mommy raising our daughter to protect and respect the environment. I wonder, what does it all mean? What can I do (what can we all do) to make our world a better place?
There are so many apartments and condos throughout California and beyond that have no curbside recycling programs. Imagine the hundreds of thousands of children who attend school every day, and have no idea what this simple, common idealogy really means?