Monday, March 29, 2010

64th Week Update - Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Project

Hi Folks,

Just Wow!
With the help of the folks at DKA, the Axis Food Mart, Barbara Farragut and all of those who added an extra can or two to their weekly donation in the first three months of this year, we collected an astonishing 4,769 lbs. of food. This is over half of the 9,203 lbs. we collected all last year. We also donated to the Community Food Bank $763.40 in cash. This, too, is a record pace. If we keep it up, we will surpass last year’s donation by $1,000.

But what I appreciate most is everyone is sticking and staying. Folks are ready for me every Sunday. I have to tell you I feel a little down when I confront the national and local news on the TV every weeknight, but when I get to travel around the Miles Neighborhood on Sundays and experience this island of civility, caring and generosity, my spirits take flight. Your One Can A Week not only feeds the hungry, it is showing the rest of Tucson and the world what is possible if we just help each other help.

We may not set another food collection record next quarter, but one thing is for sure, we will make a difference. (Click on image below to enlarge.)

Maybe it was the homegrown parsley and carrots in the Safeway bag (on the left) that push us over the top. This ordinary looking collection of 174 lbs. of food helped us set our major first quarter record described above. In addition, we collected 14 lbs. of food from the Axis Food Mart and $15.50 in cash.

See you Sunday,


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