Free Turkeys for 100 Lucky Local Families Mark One Billion Meals Given by L.A. Regional Food Bank

first_img Top of the News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Free Turkeys for 100 Lucky Local Families Mark One Billion Meals Given by L.A. Regional Food Bank From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 5:30 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Make a comment Subscribe The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank that was founded in Pasadena over 40 years ago will provide its billionth meal in November 2016 to families in need. The LARFB partnered with Whole Foods Market and Foothill Unity Center in a special holiday turkey distribution Tuesday morning that gave 100 deserving families a celebratory turkey to take home for Thanksgiving to commemorate this epic milestone.“This month we are distributing what’s equivalent to our one billionth meal to the community,” said Los Angeles Regional Food Bank CEO Michael Flood.According to Flood, these numbers are calculated by the USDA which says that a standard meal is measured at 1.2 pounds and the LARFD was able to distribute 1.2 billion pounds of food to the communities in L.A. County.“This Pasadena center serves all of the families in the local area. Foothill Unity Center is a part of that billionth meal and we are just honored to be able to kick off and launch this celebration,” said Foothill Unity Center Executive Director Betty McWilliams.Foothill Unity Center was founded in 1980 and offers food, temporary shelter, case management, transportation, referrals and a variety of health services for low-income and homeless people in eleven communities in Los Angeles County.“It’s especially important that as we mark the beginning of November that we are trying to do something extra for the families and individuals that we serve during this holiday season,” said Flood.Whole Foods Market provided 100 turkeys weighing in at a hefty 15 pounds for families to go home with this holiday season.“We’re just so happy to be here today. we love our partners, we love Foothill Unity Center and L.A. Regional Food Bank and we just think that a billion meals is such a celebration and its something that we are so proud to be a part of, “ said Whole Foods Metro Marketing Team Leader Sarah Roberts.The LARFB serves more than 600 other non-profits throughout L.A. County on a year round basis, according to Flood.“It’s especially significant to be here because the food bank was founded here in Pasadena in 1973,” said Flood.These services including providing groceries to families and individuals, meals to the homeless population, and food packages for seniors to name a few.‘We are able to serve all different age groups, ethnicities, and people from all different walks of life. For many, it’s a temporary situation,” said Flood.Foothill Unity Center utilizes about 4,000 community volunteers throughout the year.“We thank all the donors, those that give up their time, those that give up food, those that give up product and those that give up dollars,” said McWilliams.From November 14-24, shoppers can stop by Whole Foods Market’s Pasadena location on Foothill Blvd. and donate $10 toward stocking a pantry for a family of four served by Foothill Unity Center through its Feed Four More program which is Whole Foods Market’s annual community food drive with a goal of feeding more than 20,000 families this holiday season.To stay up to date with Foothill Community Center, visit https://www.facebook.com/FoothillUnityCenter.last_img read more

ICC World Cup THIS team is favourite to win World Cup believes Mohammad Azharuddin

first_imgAsked if he thought India were the favourites to win the Cup, he replied in the affirmative. “I think so. India, I think are number one, second England, third Australia. Because, in cricket, you never know. Anything can happen. The team who plays well on a particular day, always wins. There are going to be upsets also, but hopefully not with our team,” said Azharuddin.India will begin their campaign at the World Cup with a clash against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India will play their first game against South Africa on June 5. Mohammad Azhruddin has scored 6215 runs in 99 Test for India.India will leave for England on May 22.  highlights New Delhi: The former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin believes India as the favourites to lift the upcoming ODI World Cup, saying the team has very good bowlers who can win the quadrennial event, which gets underway in England on May 30. “We have a very good chance. We have a very good team. We have very good bowlers. Lot of people are saying if the wickets are favouring the bowlers, we will find it difficult. But even our bowlers can also get the opposition out. We have got world-class bowlers,” Azharuddin, who scored 6215 runs in 99 Tests and 9378 runs in 334 ODIs, said.”We have a very good team. I will be very disappointed if they don’t win,” he told PTI here.India’s fast bowling unit is led by Jasprit Bumrah, one of the world’s top bowlers in the ODI format, also includes the likes of Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya.last_img read more

USG senators preparing for transition

first_imgThough the official transition period does not begin until April, Undergraduate Student Government officials are already working to train their successors and ensure continuity when the torch is passed to the new administration.A recent amendment to the USG bylaws requires new senators to take a test on the responsibilities and processes required of their position. The test covers Senate meeting rules and bylaws.Other positions do not have this test, so Vice President Ashlie Chan said she encourages the incoming officers to ask a lot of questions to be sure they understand their duties.“For every other position, there are no tests or guidelines to measure if you’re ready to fulfill the position,” Chan said. “What they should do is that they should just ask questions so that they can have a smaller margin of error.”Chan said that this year’s administration is taking particular care to make sure the transition is seamless.“The main difference is that we’re trying to be as thorough as possible,” she said.Chan said she transitioned easily into the vice presidential role because she had worked with USG before. She noted, however, that the process will vary by job.“The responsibilities the vice president had were very familiar to me, so I think it was successful last year,” Chan said. “It depends on what position and what person you ask, but I think, overall we had that general consensus, and I just want to make sure that its very similar for this year, too.”Some senator-elects said that it is difficult to come into the job without any USG experience.Senator-elect Karen Tsai, a freshman, said although some newly elected senators have student government experience, many of them do not and can be confused about USG’s practices.“Experience is really key,” Tsai said. “I think it would be helpful for the future senators to have knowledge about how things work.”Sophomore William Wang, commuter senator-elect, agreed that the skills required for a senatorial position are learned with time. But he commended the current senate on its attitude about educating the new members.“They’re very sociable, very open-minded and approachable, which cultivates our interest in the job,” Wang said. “They’re really helping us develop. They’re definitely doing everything they can to educate the new senate.”The elected senators are currently attending Senate pre-meetings to find out more about their responsibilities. The current senators delegate their current business legislations and projects to the new senators so they will be able to continue those projects. The current senators are also working with Vice President-elect Nehi Ogbevoen to ensure that they understand his expectations.“The old administration teaches us the key points in terms of how to write a resolution and best allocate your time,” Tsai said.Residential Senator Tim Sae Koo said he thinks the transition process is going well, though he noted that a number of the new senators have been very shy.“They don’t know what to expect a lot of times, they’re really quiet,” he said. “But they’re ambitious at the same time. They have the ability and mind-set to tackle the problems, so we really want to clear things up and tell them what their job is, which is to focus on their constituents and their problems and relay them back to USG.”Another concern with the transition process is the continuation of in-progress projects. Though the current administration can make suggestions, the next administration usually tries to complete things that were listed on their platforms when they campaigned.“Ultimately, it’s Chris and Nehi’s decision to finish the projects that they want and to start new ones that they’ve created themselves,” Chan said. “The projects that are lost in the transition are ones that they don’t want to pursue or are not feasible anymore … ones that are lost probably didn’t have a lot of weight or progress on them anyway.”Some projects that Chan hopes the next administration will continue are improvements to the Lyon center, a new health center, security in the libraries, improvements for Campus Cruiser, heating lamps outside Trojan Grounds, making The Row a private street and extending Thanksgiving break, President-elect Chris Cheng said.Chan said, although the people they work with will differ because of different availability of various administrators,  she and President Holden Slusher have compiled a list of administrators they have worked closely with and intend to pass it on to the next administration.“I don’t think they are necessarily starting from scratch,” Chan said. “They are going to be able to go off of what USG has already established with its reputation.”On top of one-on-one training, the old administration is putting all the important documents of each branch on flash drives so that they can reduce the possibility of losing files.“The big focus that they have is to have a smooth transition,” Cheng said. “One thing that’s different is that they’re being a lot more sustainable — they’re digitizing everything. We were donated all these different thumb drives and everything is going on the thumb drives for the transition, instead of a transition folder or binder that can get lost.”last_img read more