Hope for the Holidays Movie Night!
The Christmas spirit isn't served up with more heartfelt warmth or observant hilarity than in this beloved adaptation of Jean Shepherd's holiday story. In 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. But when gruff dad and doting mom regularly respond with "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale, hint-dropping, Santa-begging campaign.
Join the Food Bank along with Park Cinemas of Paso Robles and Wilshire Health & Community Services, Inc. for the 1st annual Hope for the Holidays Movie Night - Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30 PM. Ticket are $20 and include a raffle ticket, glass of wine (soda if under the age of 21), and a movie snack-pack. Seating is limited to 200 people so be sure to purchase your tickets before we sell out! They can be purchased at Park Cinemas, the Food Bank or over the phone at (805) 238-4664.
Pizza is a Vegetable...
With cuts to spending, Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines. The new bill reversed the standards proposed earlier this year by the Department of Agriculture.
Specifically, the provisions would:
- Block the Agriculture Department from limiting starchy vegetables, including corn and peas, to two servings a week.
- Allow USDA to count two tablespoons of tomato paste as a vegetable, as it does now.
- Require further study on long-term sodium reduction requirements set forth by the USDA guidelines.
- Require USDA to define "whole grains" before they regulate them.
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Zurn Wilkins was very proud and honored to participate in the November Food Drive for the SLO Food Bank.
"We felt it very important to contribute to our community which we feel is part of our extended family. When I presented the Food Drive to the company, it was important to highlight what we could do as individuals and a company to make a difference. I hear and see on the media about countries or families that need assistance and I wanted to help but did not know what I could do. This was a way where we could all contribute and make a difference for a family or individuals. We gave ourselves a stretch goal of reaching 2000 pounds for our three week food drive. The previous year we raised 775 pounds so we wanted to really challenge ourselves. We gave ourselves weekly themes to make it fun."
- Marguerite Hull, Customer Service Process Engineer