Monday, December 10, 2012

205th Week Update - Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Project

Hi Folks,

When I sent Candy Parkhurst, the office manager at Lewis and Roca, the weight of her most recent donation (48 lbs.), she reminded me that their contribution to the Community Food Bank really represented the efforts of the whole office building at One South Church. (See arrow below.)

“A notice was sent," Candy wrote, “to all the tenants in our building, regarding our Food Bank collection effort so I hope we will continue strong through the holidays!”

What a great idea. Right after the first of the year I will have a reliable small truck to make pickups so I am going to go around to all of the large office buildings to implement Candy’s approach.

People are always stymied when it comes to donating small amounts to the food bank but if there were those large Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona boxes everywhere with one person in each building monitoring the situation, everybody wins. I’ll be busy, the donors will be happy they can help a little every week and the hungry kids will be fed. Now there’s a Happy New Year.


Tiffany Kassel and her kids are really energized when it comes to One Can A Week. They recently donated 141 lbs. of food and $36.00 in cash. Since school began in September, Tiffany’s class as helped their classmates contribute 481 lbs. of food and $137.25 in cash. Impressive.

In Molly’s Memory
Since Molly’s death on November 30th I’ve been pretty much holding it together, with only momentary bouts of sadness interrupting my days and nights. Lots of friends have written cards, emails and even called to offer support.

On Saturday I got a greeting card featuring two plump cardinals resting on snow covered branches. Inside my friends Julieta and Ernesto Portillo wrote, “In
memory of your beautiful Molly we are sending you this check for the food bank.”

Well, that touched me deeply…and still does even as I wrote this blog. Julieta and Ernesto are right, Molly was beautiful … and so are they.

Ramen Noodles On Sale
Kids have no problem eating Ramen Noodles so when they went on sale this past week, Ed and Liz couldn’t resist buying a whole case. The cost was about 20 cents each but the smiles on the kids’ faces will be priceless.

We collected a total of 182 lbs. of food. The money we donated amounted to $31.00, a $25.00 check (Molly’s Memorial) and $6.00 in cash.

See you Sunday,


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