By Nina D, Pantry Volunteer
Volunteer participation with the South Bay Food Pantry has led folks like Jeff and me to many valuable new experiences, relationships, and awareness we otherwise would not have developed. A recent example is with the Sunrise Chapter of the Chula Vista Rotary Club.
Friday, October 7th, 7:30-9pm
Featuring singer Pepele Mendez from Southern Spain
Front Street Productions presents a showcase of traditional dance, singing, guitar, and incorporating alternative instruments - not to be missed! Flamenco dancer, Lakshmi Basile "La Chimi" oozes sensuality, strength, and emotion as she dances, glides and taps on the wooden dance floor. Her expressive face, feet and hands show her graceful passion for flamenco. Sometimes it seems almost like she is in a trance as the music and her body become one. La Chimi, as she is known in the flamenco world, may have been born in California but her soul is pure southern Spain. She brings her love of flamenco to San Diego. Joining her is Jeff Basile on Bass, David Morales on violin, Kambiz Pakan on guitar with special guest singer Pepele Mendez. Not to be missed! Register for your free seats.
By Nina D., Pantry Volunteer
Our Food Pantry ministry began quite modestly nearly three years ago, with just a few boxes of canned goods in the front room of Suite 101 at the South Bay Campus. Former FUUSD board member Maureen McNair’s mission to serve South Bay community members facing food insecurity has become a significantly larger and more complex operation, providing nutritious food and other necessary basics (including infant diapers, feminine hygiene products and Covid-19 test kits) to over 300 households each week. We can thank Maureen for her vision to create a pantry system based on best food acquisition and distribution practices, and for establishing strong collaborative ties with community food justice organizations such as Feeding San Diego https://feedingsandiego.org and the San Diego Food Bank https://sandiegofoodbank.org.
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