Tuesday, May 28, 2013

229th Week Update - Miles Neighborhood One Can A Week Project

Hi Folks,
Four Truck Loads in Three Months

The fun part of One Can A Week is never knowing how much food you are going to collect each week. In the past 7 weeks we have averaged 173 lbs. Then Jarrett Reidhead, the owner of several properties here in the Miles Neighborhood stopped by The Axis Food Mart and dropped off $60. This was another quarterly donation that he established last year. (As an aside, Jarrett is selling his portion of the Red Cross property because the fraternity deal could not be worked out.)

Maen added $40 from his food bank collection tin to Jarrett’s donation and we purchased 200 cans of Van Camp Pork and Beans at 50 cents each. This is the second volume purchase we made at Albertsons on Campbell. Tony the store manager said he would now alert us to other great deals that come his way.

More food showed up at Axis because a neighbor was moving and decided to donate instead of cart 20 or so pounds of cans and bags of beans to the new home.

Then this morning Dian from the Sheva Vistas Neighborhood dropped off her weekly grocery bags but forgot Monday was a holiday and that her last week’s donation had not been delivered to the food bank yet. So this week she set a record, 60 lbs.

When it was all weighed the total came to 545 lbs. and included the Miles Neighborhood, Sheva Vista, The Rincon Market, DKA Associates, The Axis Food Mart and Jarrett Reidhead.

Can’t wait to see who shows up next week.

More Disturbing Numbers
In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, the US led the developed world with the most per capita income ($49,922) and the highest food insecure population (24%). We are loosing our edge but all I can say is I’m going down fighting.

We collected a total of 431 lbs. of food. The money we donated amounted to $7.00 in cash.

See you Sunday,


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