Saturday, March 26, 2011

PUTTING "SLIGHTLY OLD" FRITTERS TO GOOD USE ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!


Ever wonder what happens to all those day-old Fritters -- and other pastries -- when they're done 'serving time' in the display case at 7th and Montana? It turns they're donated to a good cause, Cherry Picked, which by coincidence is run by an old friend of mine named Justine. Imagine my surprise yesterday when Justine, who I hadn't seen in nearly 15 years, walked into Our Favorite Starbucks, grabbed a bag of day-old Fritters (pictured above), and start heading out the door. I gawked at her in disbelief, waiting for that glimmer of recognition on her part before I asked what she was up to. It turns out that she delivers all the pastry to local food banks. In addition, her charity -- "a just cause foundation" -- runs a thift shop on Pico. Proceeds go to St. Augustine's Volunteer Emergency Services (S.A.V.E.S), which provides food and clothing to needy people, and Harvest Home, a maternity home in Venice which provides shelter and support to pregnant women. Justine believes that "help starts at home" and she sure has lent a helping hand to those in need. She's currently looking for more just causes to support, especially in the areas of animal rescue, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and support for the military.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful "Old Friend" you have.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad someone is making sure the fritters are not wasted.

Kattytrick said...

Sounds like a very ambitious enterprise on her part, but it also sounds like she's up to it! God Bless her and all those whos lives she's touched...including yours.

Paula said...

Not to belittle Justine or your entry but just had to tell you about the man here who was getting free bread and pastries and taking them back to the store to selll them back. Someone found a way to stop that little scheme.