A Simple Gesture

Sharing Food In Our Community. Serving Paradise and Magalia, California
  • A Simple Gesture

    A Simple Gesture

    The Cool Green Bag Program

    A Simple Gesture is a door-to-door food collection program that will provide a steady supply of food to help feed the hungry in the communities of Paradise and Magalia, California.

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  • Donors

    Donors

    Donors (you) are the core of our program. Your generosity and community spirit allow us to collect food for our less fortunate friends and neighbors. An extra item or two each shopping trip is all it takes to fill up your "cool green bag" for pick-up every other month.

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  • Drivers

    Drivers

    Drivers pick-up your donations every other month and deliver them to local food pantries. It only takes a few hours each pick-up and is very rewarding. Contact Bob if you would like to become a driver

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  • Pantries

    Pantries

    Volunteers at one of our local food pantries sort food donations. Green bags are picked up the second Saturday of every other month. This helps provide a steady supply of food to help feed the hungry in the communities of Paradise and Magalia, California. There are six local pantries that participate.

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Latest news

Giving on a Big Scale

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal Reports

Starting a nonprofit in retirement doesn’t always require huge amounts of time and money. Jonathan Trivers runs a charity called A Simple Gesture, which has provided 500,000 pounds of free groceries to food pantries in 35 towns in the past three years.

And all it took was a good idea, a bit of organizing and the purchase of a few thousand reusable shopping bags.

Read the complete article at The Wall Street Journal