The Portion Left Over

Scenes from a recent Saturday afternoon glean at the farmer’s market. Gleaning is a practice that goes way back; in fact, it’s mentioned in the Book of Ruth. Yup, Ruth was an OG Gleaner. Anyway, the custom was to take the remains of a harvest and use it primarily for the poor who had little or no means of supporting themselves. These disenfranchised people were often the widows and the elderly who had lost their husbands or relatives due to death or abandonment and had no other way to survive. So I work with as a Glean Team Leader for a wonderful nonprofit called Food Forward, and we go into farmers markets and ask the vendors if they would like to donate any of their unsold produce to be given to underprivileged families. So awesome.

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APAHM: Representation Matters

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and on its first day, Lucy Liu became just the second Asian-American woman to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In her speech, Lucy paid tribute to Anna May Wong, the first woman who received her star in 1960 – almost 60 years ago.


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