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July 29, 2010

Wells Fargo holds food bank drive

Wells Fargo is conducting a summer food drive to collect donations for Second Harvest Food Bank. Collection bins will be placed in all 106 Wells Fargo Orange County locations including the bank at 260 Ocean Ave. The drive will be during July because donations typically drop dramatically during summer months.

It is estimated that 21% of Orange County, or 615,000 residents, are at risk of hunger, according to the bank. The majority of people at risk of going hungry each month are children and single parents, seniors and other men and women confronted by financial difficulty or who are physically unable to earn a living.


The most needed items are: high-protein foods, such as canned meat, tuna, peanut butter, lentils, beans and macaroni and cheese; staple dry goods, such as rice, pastas and dry cereals; canned goods, including fruit, juices, vegetables, soup and spaghetti sauce; baby food, formula and cereal; ready-to-eat items, individually-packed products, bottled water; toiletries, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, razors, tissue, deodorant, soap, Band-aids, shampoo, combs and brushes, and feminine hygiene items.

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Laguna Coffee is tops for group

Laguna Coffee regular Jim Herdman entered his favorite coffee in a challenge that the Sierra Club recently hosted. Out of eight coffees from around the country, the Laguna Coffee Co.'s Estate Costa Rican was declared the winner. The prize: a T-shirt and bragging rights.

Herdman and his wife, Enid, recently went with the Sierra Club on a service trip to Chaco Canyon, a World-Heritage site in New Mexico. The trip's leader made an interesting request to all participants: Bring the best coffee from your area for a challenge.

Each morning, a different coffee was brewed over the campfire. Coffees from California, Colorado, Indiana and Minnesota were sampled.

"Our Estate Costa Rican is one of our most popular coffees," Laguna Coffee owner Paul Ackley said in a statement.

To celebrate, Laguna Coffee is offering their premium Estate Costa Rican coffee for $10 a pound in August.

The coffee shop, 1050 S. Coast Hwy., is open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit or call (949) 494-6901.

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