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Help End Hunger in IB: Free Picnic & Resource Fair on Sunday June 28th

Jun 15, 2015 05:08PM ● By Paul Spear

For Immediate Release                                      June 15, 2015

Press Release

Help End Hunger in IB:

Free Picnic & Resource Fair on Sunday June 28 at Noon

On Sunday June 28 from noon- 2pm, the community is invited to a free Picnic and Resource Faire at the IB United Methodist Church (455 Palm Avenue).  The event is sponsored by IB Community Harvest which is a community collaborative group dedicated to end hunger in Imperial Beach. 

Everyone attending is encouraged to bring food donations.   Needed food includes spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned meats, soup, canned fruit & vegetables, rice, beans and cake mix.  All donated food will be distributed through the IB United Methodist Church’s weekly food pantry to those in need.  Currently, the church’s food pantry is open on Tuesdays from 9am-noon; however, beginning July 14, the pantry will be open on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9am-11am.

Besides a free picnic lunch on June 28th, individuals will be able to learn about other community groups who will be present at the event such as Habitat for Humanity, IB Boys & Girls Club, IB Health Clinic, Camp Surf, Sheriff and Fire Departments, American Cancer Society and the IB United Methodist Church.

Parking at the church is limited, so the public is encouraged to park on surrounding streets.  The event will be held in the back playground area of the church property.

The IB Community Harvest is a subcommittee of the IB Collaborative and is made up of individuals representing the IB Health Clinic, YMCA: Camp Surf, IB Women Club, IB Boys & Girls Club and the IB United Methodist Church.   All interested individuals and organizations are welcome to join this effort.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 9am at YMCA: Camp Surf.  For more information about the June 28th event or about the IB Community Harvest team, contact Rev. John Griffin at 619.424.5181 or

Food Pantry Coordinator Janice Sartorio-Bollas sorts donations

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