Monday, April 19, 2010
67th Week Update - Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Project
The First to Say Yes
Three More Not So Auspicious Firsts
On the left is the first house I started with lo those many months ago so I thought it proper to place the first Bobby’s Buddies “Thank You” Card where it all began.
Nobody was behind the red door on the right, so they got the first Bobby’s Buddies “Sorry We Missed You” Card.
In the center is a neighbor’s wall where I saw from afar the first can of donated food when I launched One Can A Week.
Maybe a Guinness World Record Holder
Every Saturday after I set up my One Can A Week table, Ron Abbott the owner of the Rincon Market hands me a bank pouch stuffed with money. I zip open the pouch to find lots of bills and oodles of coins. While I nod and smile hello to the breakfast folks, I stand at the table and separate the coins and bills which I count at home later.
It Takes Charm
Then this Sunday I saw two large and two small banana boxes waiting for me at Lenny’s house on 12th Street. He said Barbara will personally pick up the bananas every Sunday when she stops to buy her morning coffee and paper after church.
With the addition of the 116 lbs. of bananas, and the 24 lbs. of food from the Axis Food Mart, we collected a total of 290 lbs. of food this week and $27.00 in cash. Yeah, Barbara!
See you Sunday,
Posted by Peter Norback at 10:25 PM