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Twin Lakes Church gathers 321,000 pounds of food

November 24, 2010

By Sentinel staff

Members of Twin Lakes Church have so far raised more than 321,000 pounds of food and cash equivalent, senior pastor Rene Schlaepfer told the congregation over the weekend.

That’s largely thanks to the countywide World’s Biggest Garage Sale held last month that raised about $22,000.

The food and cash collected so far is enough to provide more than 411,000 meals for Santa Cruz County residents in need, according to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Twin Lakes will continue accepting donations through the end of the year.

“I never cease to be impressed with the devotion that Twin Lakes members show toward people in need,” said Second Harvest CEO Willy Elliott-McCrea. “Their generosity and innovative ways of raising food are wonderful examples to the community.”

Danny Keith, founder of Grind Out Hunger and chief development officer of Second Harvest, called the partnership with Twin Lakes “a blessing,” and reported that the inaugural Skate-a-Thon held at the church in October brought in more than 13,000 pounds of food for families.

For information about Second Harvest or to make a donation, call 722-7110 or go to

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