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The Power of One Person

  • Diana Mendoza

    Diana Mendoza

    “The community garden is a great opportunity to be active physically as well as in my community, but most importantly I am able to provide my family with fresh vegetables free from chemicals. That is something special and truly unique.”

    Growing a Garden and Sense of Community

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  • Rojer Moody

    Rojer Moody

    “Nutrition incentive programs are good as gold.”

    Someday Farms, led by Rojer Moody, looks to help its community regain a healthier lifestyle.

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  • Kelly Carlisle

    Kelly Carlisle

    “I was meant to grow food, and growing food was going to transform my community.”

    Kelly Carlisle served her country in the US Navy, then decided to serve her neighborhood in East Oakland.

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Stories of Impact

Gary Traynor & Reuben

Fidelco Guide Dog Provides Veteran with Independence

Gary Traynor developed cone rod dystrophy while serving in the United States Air Force, resulting in a medical discharge.

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Improving Family Health One Box of Veggies at a Time

Paula Hernandez was raising a family with limited resources and was not always able to find fresh, affordable food.

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Sewing Her Family Out of the Slums

Joan did not believe her children would be able to make it out of the slums and she was beginning to lose hope.

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