Glimpses Of Fruta Gift

Posted by Anne Veh on Aug 7, 2017
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Yesterday, while talking with Pancho, a few of us got to hear stories from his afternoon with Fruta Gift -- and we were blown away by the photos!

From the initial inspiration of gifting surplus fruit from local trees to neighbors 5-6 years ago, to gradually forming friendships with farmers at the local market who now regularly offer up their extra produce, the weekly stand outside Pancho's home is now looking like a mini-farmers' market itself!

And below is Liu, one of the rockstars behind the magic, who hasn't missed a single Fruta Gift in the last year, and has been helping anchor it for almost 5 years!

Feeling full of gratitude and inspiration to witness to such a grassroots, labor-of-love offering in one of Oakland's most gang and violence-ridden neighborhoods. :)

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  • Nisha Srinivasan wrote ...

    An oasis of nourishment!

  • Pancho Ramos Stierle wrote ...

    yeah! look at this brother's smile! 😊 He is ALWAYS smiling with so much joy that is hard to believe. 😁 His roots are from the part of the Planet we call China --check it out beloved @Zilong and @Yi-An Lin! 🌏 No one has been as consistent as he has been. He is a remarkable inspiration for all the neighbors and he barely speaks English! We communicate through the "language of Karma Yoga" and, of course, the language of the heart πŸ’–βœŠπŸΏπŸŒŽ Jai Jagat!

  • NneJ wrote ...

    Feel truly blessed and inspired to be surrounded by such a beautiful community. This is such a beautiful act of service and the ripples are always continuing as others in the community have began to give meals as a gift to the neighborhood. So much love and gratitude for each person involved.