Grind Out Hunger, the organization started by Patch Action Sports Columnist Danny Keith, raised 500 pounds of food and another 500 pounds worth of cash at the skate jam in the parking lot at Whole Foods in Santa Cruz Saturday.
Here's Grind Out Hunger's blog on the event:
SkateJam success? I think so! This past Saturday Whole Foods – Santa Cruz hosted our first SkateJam of the Summer! The setup process started early that morning; Grind Out Hunger founder, Danny Keith, his sidekick, Shawn Hatjes, and Dominic Cusimano of 3D Construction all gathered at Starbucks in Aptos at 6am. They sat down, sipped on some strong coffee and planned out the course of the day.
When noon rolled around families, friends, and supporters began to arrive to skate, eat, watch, and enjoy a sunny Summer afternoon. Whole Foods provided drinks, pizza, and of course a large section of their parking lot! Big thanks to the Whole Foods Marketing team for organizing this event and providing food!
The event raised a cash equivalent of 500 Pounds at the event, which was matched by an anonymous donation, totaling the amount raised to 1000 Pounds!
We packed up some ramps in a Second Harvest Food Bank Truck and met Arenas Towing later to load the rest. We arrived at Whole Foods – Santa Cruz around 8:30am and immediately started the unloading process. We set up the ramps in a layout that kids would love.
Next up is the Luau that Whole Foods – Capitola is putting on at their store. Friday, July 1st from 5-8pm. 50% of the proceeds benefit Grind Out Hunger. Bring the Family! See you there!
More info HERE.