Photo: La Mesa Sunrise Rotary club at a recent harvesting of oranges and tangerines at a local neighborhood home.  
Happy New Year. It's fruit picking season! Citrus trees around San Diego County are ripe with fruit. Last year several clubs including La Mesa Sunrise picked and donated fresh citrus fruits to local food banks. La Mesa Sunrise alone harvested and delivered over 16,000 pounds of oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and other fruits and vegetables. We encourage all clubs to get involved! Let's do our part to find a partial remedy to the challenge of hunger and nutrition in San Diego County.
As People of Action, connect with your Facebook/Instagram friends and neighborhood groups and let them know Rotary is available to harvest their crop.  Harvested fruit and vegetables can then be donated to a non-profit organization addressing food insecurity in local neighborhoods, addressing a need complicated by the COVID 19 pandemic.  This is a perfect social distancing community service activity for any club in District 5340.