Rincon Market Serves Breakfast
As the students leave, they check out by having all of their items entered into a computer. This is for inventory control only. No names are associated with any orders.
Jeannette Maré, Ben’s Bells, (left), Lee Wilson, Peter Norback, Bill Carnegie, CEO, Community Food Bank, Lenny Cota-Robles, Jack Parris, Media Relations, Community Food Bank, Barbara Farragut and Kym Fuhrig.
Photo by Laura Sanchez, Community Food Bank
“Is it possible for you to meet me for coffee at the Rincon Market next Tuesday about 8:15 AM? I need the contact information for the U of A Food Pantry and would like to just catch up with you.”
I looked at him and thought, “What about breakfast? I planned on breakfast.”
Bill chose the table and the chair facing in. I sat with my back to the food counter and grocery section. He asked me if I had heard about the situation where they found contraband in one of the produce bins. I had no idea so he told me about it. Toward the end of that conversation a blond woman leaned over my shoulder and shook Bill’s hand. Bill said, “You know Jeannette Maré, standing up and gesturing to me.
I stood up and shook her hand trying to place her face. Jeannette then gestured behind me and smiling said, “And you know all these people.”
When I turned I saw Barbara first and said I know her … and as I went down the line, I could see I knew them all. I blinked. “What the heck is going on?’
Than Jeannette took out a rather large Ben’s Bell from a green shopping bag and handed it to me.
Some Saturday afternoon take a walk in the park and see a bunch of really slender kids enjoying the heck out of some major—yet no cost—dirt bumps in the ground. Those bumps, by the way, they hand built themselves. And then consider, if we had more BMXers, we wouldn’t have an overweight kid problem, that’s for sure.
Was Thinking About Calling on You, too
On Friday, Jessie Baxter, Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva sent me an email asking to be placed on my email list so she “can keep up with all you’ve got going on.”
Well, thanks to Ms. Baxter, I can start to wonder about something else.
Philosopher on the Road
Mark Evans at the Tucson Citizen website suggested I get in touch with Daniel Becton a gentleman who travels around the country talking to folks in community service.
He runs a family organization called Project Ubuntu. The word Ubuntu whose origin is from the Bantu languages in Southern Africa means “my humanity is tied to yours.” Daniel has a degree in philosophy and is writing a book about his experiences. In between bites of my Betty’s Brie sandwich at Beyond Bread, I answered his most interesting question, “what do I think causes man’s inhumanity to man.”
Two words, tribalism and fear, I said. People need to put down other groups to feel better about themselves and they fear everything.
Daniel didn’t ask for any solutions and it’s a good thing because I have none.
The lunch ended when I said I had to leave to go to the UA Campus Pantry. Daniel gave me a can of food which I gladly accepted and I gave him a little advice.
I got that from my dad who also had a degree in philosophy. He asked me lots of time, “So … what are you going to do?”
Best question ever.
Bringing cans to the office really works for Ward 6
The key to their success is Ward 6 asks folks who use the free meeting rooms to donate at least