Archive for: December, 2011

Local Bands Being Recognized for Supporting Grind Out Hunger

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Looks like people are noticing the local talent we have out in our community! We just read this letter to the editior in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about two local bands that support Grind Out Hunger; Almost Chaos AND Blue Weekend. Thought we would share this with you all and give you a little bit…



Marissa Hushaw Reaches Goal’s Halfway Mark!

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  Hey all! I’ve reached a little over half my $1000 goal already! With 3 more months to go during my Winter campaign, its looking like I’m going to be able to hit my goal and possibly take it even further!! Thanks to everyone who has already donated. It seems as if Mother Nature is…



I Don’t Wanna Hear It – New Year’s Margaritaville Benefit Show

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Our last big benefit show happened at The Catalyst when SC’s punk rock band Fury 66 reunited for a night to rock Santa Cruz County. Now, we have a group of our friends that have decided to form an 80’s punk rock cover band to keep spreading that punk rock feel all over the county.…



Welcome Hunger Fighter, Marissa Hushaw

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Grind Out Hunger is powered by kids, helping kids. We occasionally are approached by kids that want to take the extra step and join the Grind Out Hunger army. Santa Cruz native, Marissa Hushaw is a perfect example. Avid snowboarder, Marissa is ready to make a difference. She approached us a couple weeks ago explaining…



New Brighton Middle School Kickoff Presentation

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Before walking into a school to do a presentation, we always check to see how many pounds that particular school raised last year. When we saw that New Brighton Middle School had only raised about 230 pounds, we knew that this was the year to get these kids fired up. Danny took the stage and…



Vanguard Surf and Skate Shop Presents: Grind Out Hunger Holiday Skate Jam! – Benefiting LA Regional Food Bank

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Vanguard Surf and Skate Shop, located in Torrance, California is teaming up with the Grind Out Hunger campaign by hosting a Holiday Skate Jam to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. With the collaboration between Grind Out Hunger, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and Vanguard Surf and Skate Shop this could be the first…



Grind Out Hunger Receives Board of Education Resolution NO. 11-14

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November 17th 2011 was a momentous day for the youth of Santa Cruz County and Grind Out Hunger. The Santa Cruz County Board of Education unanimously passed Resolution No.11-14 recognizing the efforts of the youth and their contribution to Grind Out Hunger. At over 800,000 pounds of food raised to date, it is apparent that the kids…



Danny Keith Receives United Way Community Hero Award

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Grind Out Hunger founder, Danny Keith received the United Way Community Hero award for the year of 2011. Danny was presented this award under the category of “Health”, recognizing his efforts and accomplishments as the founder of Grind Out Hunger. Grind Out Hunger was born out of the Santa Cruz Skate and Surf Shop in 2003, when…