Monday, January 10, 2011

105th Week Update - Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Project

Pick Up Gabby’s Gauntlet

Hi Folks,

For days now I have been walking around in a numbing state of disbelief. In our beautiful country where the majority rules, how come we allow a very tiny segment of known, deranged individuals to dictate whose lives will be devastated?

Are we only smart enough to create laws where someone has to be injured or killed before we can take action? If we are smart enough to curb an element of free speech and outlaw yelling “Fire” in a public form, why can’t we stop know disturbed individuals from buying guns just down the street from our supermarkets?

I have so many more rhetorical questions but it is not healthy just to keep posing them. I have to do something positive for myself and Gabrielle Giffords.

One of Gabby’s favorite charities is the Community Food Bank. As a young girl she worked as a volunteer there and recently in her capacity as our congresswoman, she helped procure funding for a food bank solar project.

For the foreseeable future, Gabby, one of the most delightful people I have ever met, needs our help to continue her essential community service work. I am going to redouble my One Can A Week efforts to feed even more hungry families. Maybe you can join me by talking to others about One Can A Week to encourage their support of the Community Food Bank.

One thing for sure, if we were in trouble, Gabby would be the first one to reach out to us as she has done for so many thousands of families in our community. Let’s pick up Gabby’s community service gauntlet and carry on for her. We will all be the better for it.

‘Tis the Gleaning Season
Our neighbors are beginning to harvest the fruit trees in their backyards and to our delight we are getting to share in their bounty. Some of the oranges in the box in the bottom of the cart were as big as softballs.

We collected a total of 228 lbs. of food, including 16 lbs of produce and 6 lbs. from The Axis Food Mart. The money we donated amounted to $70.00 … $55.00 in checks and $15.00 in cash.

See you Sunday,


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