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NEWSFLASH!!!The Kids make it happen!!!Grind Out Hunger smashes 100,000lb goal!

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Kids…are POWERFUL!!!! I am overcome with emotion while writing this blog…Grind Out Hunger set a goal of 100,000lbs for the 2009-2010 Kids Helping Kids Holiday Food Drive…Bly Morales, Lisa Allyn and myself planned speaking engagements, distributed DVD’s, spoke at dozens of schools across Santa Cruz County, built a holiday window downtown, muscled a 41st Ave…



Empire Academy raises 8500lbs for Grind Out Hunger

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Competition is fierce this year as school after school continue to post record numbers in this years Grind Out Hunger campaign.  Eying the post of Aptos Jr. High, Empire Academy knew it had its work cut out for them. They put the screws to it and manifested a whopping 8530lbs of food/cash donated to Grind…



Second Harvest Food Bank Hunger Fighter Awards Dinner 09

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Second Harvest Food Bank Hunger Fighter Award dinner was awesome and the facilities at the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge were incredible.  I always enjoy going to Second Harvest Food Bank functions, it just makes you feel so good hanging out with everyone. Being that this is the 4th year of Grind Out Hunger which works…



Grind Out Hunger Tally Sheet for 2009

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Ok, so here it is in all its glory. I did think we would have better success this year but it seems that the recession has taken its toll on our program as well (we barely missed last years totals). 2009 we are going to hit the ground running and get things switched back around.…



Grind Out Hunger 2008 is off and grinding!

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This was the first two weeks of the Grind Out Hunger campaign I do with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz/San Benito Counties. I have to say every time this year I get excited to go see the kids and speak to them about Grind Out Hunger at their elementary/middle and high schools.…



2007 Grind Out Hunger winner Empire Academy

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Grind Out Hunger is really having an impact on the skateboarders and the youth. As I have already mentioned in previous posts, Grind Out Hunger is setup to challenge area elementary, middle and high schools to raise the most pounds (cash counts $1 = $9 worth of food) per student. 2006 champion Aptos High raised…



2007 Holiday Food Drive Winners

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2007 Holiday Food Drive School Winners Empire Academy – 4,609 pounds/125lbs. per student or cash equivalent Salesian Elemtary and Junior High – 2,785 pounds/14lbs. per student or cash equivalent Good Shepherd School – 1,324 pounds/7lbs per student or cash equivalent