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Delta Harvest Run

July 22, 2011

     Hey, Brentwood is on the map with it’s first of what could be a wonderful annual event that will continue to enhance our beautiful city and its’ amenities.   The Delta Harvest Run is a 10K quickie starting at or near the Streets of Brentwood and going full out for family fun as well as raising money for local food banks.  This is sponsored by the Delta Association of Realtors Community Service Foundation.  Sign-up at Active.com or DeltaHarvestRun.com. Low $50 entry fee.    Director is Wendy Shearer, 925-595-0292, Sponsorship Stephanie Schwartz 925-270-7308, Volunteers Jamie Gonzalez 925-584-0530 for more information on any of these topics.  See their Facebook page at.

I attended a presentation of the participating food banks: what I heard:

Meals on Wheels-Senior Outreach Services-deliver over 700 meals a week, provide social contact for their clients, and a daily check-in service to ensure that their clients have not fallen or hurt themselves with an adult children outreach program.  A client says that they are “like a spring day in the middle of winter.”  Dog biscuits optional.

Don Brown Shelter-deliver services for more than 200 single mentally ill persons; counseling, housing, apparel, laundry services and food.  Located in Antioch at O and 4th Street, they always need socks and spoons.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church-services Knightsen and Bethel Island, a food pantry for 24 years serves 4000-5000 people a year, 1000 at Christmas, 10 families daily.  Raley’s has been a great help to them offering food at cost.

Brentwood Regional Community Chest-30 years working with volunteers in the community to serve 550 family with rent, school clothes, doctors services and primarily Christmas Baskets complete with a turkey dinner.

Delta Christian Community Food Pantry-three churches in Byron/Discovery Bay: Presbyterian, Methodist, and Catholic , now called Methocathetarians, have gotten together  to help 70-80 families a month with food bags and spritual guidance.  Volunteers are always needed.

Worthy causes all, sponsorships and donations also available.  So check it out and get moving!!

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