Harvest of Thanks to Our Community Partners

Autumn brings thoughts of cool crisp days, pumpkin patches, warm apple pie and harvest time.  It also ushers in a season of gratitude and a time of reflection. Thinking about this past year at CSA and our Food & Nutrition Center (FNC),  we want to take this opportunity to thank the many wonderful businesses and organizations we work with throughout the year who help to bring the harvest to our table.  Our program served nearly 700,000 pounds of food to over 3,600 people in our community last year – a feat we could not have done by ourselves as it truly takes a village to care. 

Spotlight on 2019 Hometown Hero Mary Prochnow

Mary is delighted to be selected as one of our three 2019 Hometown Heroes. “There are so many people who form the fabric of our community and make a difference in our daily lives who are struggling to get by. While we are beginning to address the issues of affordable housing, the reality is that progress is slow-going and a little bit at a time. I am so grateful for the work CSA does to support our neighbors in need.”

Challenge Diabetes Program Dramatically Drops A1C Digits

Results this year for the Challenge Diabetes Program funded by El Camino Hospital were fantastic!  23% of participants have maintained healthy status this year after starting the program in the diabetic or pre-diabetic ranges several years ago and an additional 21% of participants have moved to the healthy range JUST IN THE PAST 9 MONTHS! We are blown away by the outcomes in this program. To summarize, 44% of people who were previously pre-diabetic or diabetic are currently healthy!