The Tri-Valley community has proven it’s commitment to supporting the work of local nonprofit service agencies. More than $160,000 was raised int he month of September alone between Open Heart Kitchen’s Heart of California Party fundraiser on September 13th, and Fertile Groundworks Taste for Giving fundraiser on September 8th. Open Heart Kitchen is especially thrilled to share fundraising success with Fertile Groundworks, a long-time partner that donates thousands of pounds of fresh, organic produce grown in their Livermore-based educational garden.
When I met Sandra, the first thing I noticed was her doormat that rested outside her tarp-covered shelter down along the mudded Livermore creek. It wasn’t too far from businesses, restaurants, and a grocery store.