By Nina D. and Jeff K, South Bay Food Pantry Volunteers
South Bay Food Pantry volunteers were thrilled to learn that the FUUSD Social Justice Executive Team had made the pantry the recipient of the November Generosity Offering. We are deeply grateful for the church’s recognition of our work to address food insecurity in our community, and for all who have donated their time, skills, funds and goods.
Performing pieces from their hit show "Motown and More", Darryl F. Walker and The Saxations righteously rocked an audience of about 300 in the Meeting House. It was a great family-friendly evening the packed audience dancing in their seats and singing along. As the fourth performance in our free Community Events series, the Saxations brought in many church members, neighbors, friends and people who had never heard of First UU. We're excited by the growing awareness of our church in the community and hope to continue this success with our next event; the Grossmont College Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble. Save the date for December 13th! More info coming soon.
By Pantry Volunteer Rhea Kuhlman
There was a lot going on at the Pantry as we built up to an exciting Dia de Los Muertos week distribution. The Sunday before, we finally got our gigantic almost-new commercial refrigerator, transported on Valerie Jaque’s even more giant (and ancient, and extremely green) horse trailer, appropriately dubbed The Pickle. A hearty team of volunteers, including Robert, Manny, and Jim, valiantly wrestled the old fridge, now hobbling on its very last legs, out the door and adroitly maneuvered the new fridge in, accompanied by vociferous instructions from our devoted team of back seat drivers.
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