Monday, June 25, 2012

181st Week Update - Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Project

Hi Folks,
We donated over two tons of food
in the first two quarters for the past four years

The cheery news for our Miles Neighborhood food donation program is in the past 4 years, we have maintained our neighborhood donations even amid a nasty recession and folks moving in and out of the neighborhood. This year’s first and second quarter food weight dropped somewhat. That’s because of the terrific response to the Community Food Bank’s call for much needed breakfast cereals for kids. However, our cash donations increased which helps make up the difference.

We couldn’t be more proud of our Miles neighbors.

First and Second Quarter Miles Neighborhood Tallies
All that breakfast cereal we donated to the Food Bank this year
dinked our weight numbers a bit but helped a whole lot of kids stave off hunger.

Second Quarter Report for 2012

Good for Maen
This is what 96 cases of Sportastic Sports Drink looks
like stacked up outside the Axis Food Market. Maen
looks like the guy in the corner just over the left shoulder
of the big blue shirt.
Last year in the second quarter, our friend Maen at the Axis Food Mart had an offer from one of his suppliers that he could not refuse. It was 2.781 lbs. of Sunny D juice drink that we added to our numbers.

This year Maen donated 1,000 lbs. of Sportastic Sports Drink but the Community Food Bank decided to open an account specifically for the Axis Food Mart so they could keep better records on his consistent annual donations.

Sportastic Sports Drink has only 4 grams of sugar, 15 calories and lots of vitamins. The best part is the great looking packaging. Kids will probably keep the soccer or baseball looking bottles and fill them up with another favorite drink … chilled water.

The Cereal Keeps Coming
Every week since the Community Food Bank put out the call for cereal, peanut butter and canned fruit, our neighbors have been loading up our cart with all three items. Of course, cereal costs more than a can of peas but kids are hungry and that seems to be all that matters to our One Can A Week participants.

We collected a total of 154 lbs. of food. The money we donated amounted to $37.00, a $25.00 check and $12.00 in cash.

See you next Sunday,


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