Archive for: October, 2011

Aptos High School Kickoff Presentation

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Aptos High School, the first school to embrace Grind Out Hunger back in 2005. When all other schools questioned the brand new program, Aptos took it in and owned it. We know these kids have endless amounts of school pride and sprit. It is this motivation that will bring Aptos High School to the top during this years food drive.…



Grind Out Hunger School Food Drive Kickoff Updates

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Grind Out Hunger season is in full effect. We are traveling around the county speaking to schools, encouraging the kids to raise food/money for this years Grind Out Hunger Food Drive. We have been having a lot of positive feedback and all of the kids seem to be fired up! From what we are seeing…



Carolyn and Dakota Jones’ Break-A-Thon Raises 6,500+ Pounds

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Here is another story from the front lines of kids stepping up to the plate to help those in need… Last Saturday Carolyn and Dakota, both black belts from Aptos Martial Arts Academy, broke 110 boards in the fight against hunger. Family, friends, and supporters pledged money per board with a large portion of the…



Noah Gabay Speaks to Orchard School on Behalf of Grind Out Hunger

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We were approached by Noah Gabay a couple months ago. For his Bar Mitzvah he is required to complete a certain amount of community service hours he wanted to help out with local non-profit that he would be able to continue helping once his community service hours were completed. We first thought about putting him…



2nd Annual Skate-A-Thon Raises 6,000 Pounds!

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This past Saturday was our 2nd Annual Skate-A-Thon at Twin Lakes Church. It was the first time we were able to put our NEW 48ft trailer to the test. We hauled the ramps to Twin Lakes Church at around 830am Saturday morning and unloaded them all by 10am. With help of a few of the…



Grind Out Hunger Speaks at St. Francis High School

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We journeyed over to St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School this morning at around 7:30am to speak during a school wide assembly. Danny Keith took the floor equipped with a wireless mic and 2 Grind Out Hunger skateboards. He spoke to the student body about the issues of hunger in our community and the…



Carolyn and Dakota Jones Break Boards to Fight Hunger

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POWER TO THE YOUTH! Twin Lakes Church is a huge supporter of Grind Out Hunger and Second Harvest Food Bank. Their poundage goal this year has been set to 1,000,000 Pounds!! Each church member, including the youth, have been asked to raise $100 by the end of December. Carolyn, 11, and her brother Dakota, both…



Grind Out Hunger Speaks to Northern California Girl Scouts

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This past Saturday Grind Out Hunger took a trip to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to speak to a large group of Girl Scouts from all over Northern California. We presented on stage at the beach alongside Second Harvest Food Bank AmeriCorps volunteers, Esperance and Eva. They informed and educated the girls about the issues…