The Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club's 5th fruit gathering adventure was held on May 21 at a grove in Valle Verde.  The Rotarians have been gathering fruit from local orchards whose owners have offered to donate for the good of the community.  "In this time of tremendous need, where people have lost their jobs, it's something we can do to put food on their tables," said Jim Stewart, project lead.  This latest collection provided a couple hundred pounds of ripe oranges and grapefruit that the Rotarians delivered to Poway's Community Food Connection.
This was one of several projects that the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotarians have been busy with since the beginning of the pandemic.  They have also distributed face masks to hospitals and retirement homes.  Another group put together gift baskets for health care workers at retirement homes to thank them for their extra efforts during difficult times.  This club also provides ongoing home help services to senior shut-ins.  
Photo:  The masked crew are harvest participants including Bret Geernaert, Jan van Glabbeck, Kim Muslusky, Mark Berdan, Nazrin and Ralph  Barbee, Lloyd Trilling, Steve Sayler and Jim Stewart.