Monday, December 28, 2015

364th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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It's
One Can A Week's


 -and-

In 2015, we donated-on average-
1,096 pounds of food per week.

The total weight of the food we delivered to The Community Food Bank this year was 55,612 lbs. or 27.8 tons, whichever sounds heavier. To look at it another way, we fed more than 14,250 parents and their kids three meals in one day.

The really good news is the more we stick around, the more hungry families we feed.

See you next year.


See you Sunday,

Peter


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

363nd Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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Largest One Can A Week Donation Ever
6,908 lbs. of Potatoes
                                                             Photo by Juan Suarez
These potatoes donated by the Muslim Community Center were delivered Wednesday the 16th and by today, Monday the 21st, only the very small pallet in the front was left. And since the Community Food Bank is closed for the weekend, that means it only took two days to get thousands of potatoes in the hands of hungry families.

There it is, the reason I love donating to the Community Food Bank. They feed folks now. Food comes in the back door one day and it's out of the building the next.


See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, December 14, 2015

362nd Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter



Monday, December 7, 2015

361st Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter


Monday, November 30, 2015

360th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter


Monday, November 23, 2015

359th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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The Power of One

The Muslim Community Center—our new One Can A Week participant—helped us set an amazing new record for potato donations to the Community Food Bank. The previous record was 268 5-pound bags or 1,340 pounds. The record now stands at 502 5-pound bags or a pickup truck smashing 2,120 lbs. (I had to make two trips to the food bank because my pickup can only carry 1,100 lbs. safely.)

So to sum up, our potato donation this week was 2,120 pounds plus 390 pounds (Sprouts, Rincon Market and neighbors) for a grand total of 2,510 pounds.

The best part about this new record is that it will be broken again soon. The folks at the community center are already thinking of ways to get all of their members excited about helping more and more needy families here in Tucson.



See you Sunday,

Peter

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

358th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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Bit of a rush on Wednesday so when I arrived at Sprouts - Oracle I noticed I had forgotten the display table. After a few calming deep breaths I figured out two shopping carts laced together and two large cardboard boxes will do just fine especially when the yellow table cloth covered most of the ugly. 
Photo by Konner Speth


See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, November 9, 2015

357th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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Peter


Monday, November 2, 2015

356th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, October 26, 2015

355th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, October 19, 2015

354th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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Life is always a fun trip
when you take the high road.
Muslim Community Center of Tucson's One Can A Week display table.
A couple of years ago Dr. Pervez Jessani hired me to teach his wife the computer. She was very smart and got things quickly but really had little time to devote to the project. What turned out to be the last lesson I was paid a little more than my normal fee because neither of us had any change. When I did not hear from them for a few months, I sent a note and returned the $5.00 I owed them. They were surprised and called to tell me so.

Around the middle of September I got a phone call from Dr. Jessani who asked me to set up a display table at the Muslim Community Center of Tucson located near River and La CaƱada. The whole getup cost $203.00 and included a 4 foot banner, a food bin, a collection box, support material and a new banner for my Sprouts and Rincon Market display table. (Instead of charging labor costs, I went for the new, much needed table banner. A deal where everyone wins is always my favorite thing.)

The powers to be at the Muslim Community Center are quite excited to be involved in a community-wide project. Their first goal is to collect 500 lbs. of food per month. Dr. Jessani is already preparing to talk to others in the Muslim community to expand their One Can A Week program.

Over the years I have learned that One Can A Week success comes when there is one consistent coordinator managing the program. Sam, the Miles School's science teacher is such a person and he quietly keeps everyone motivated. In their fifth year of participation, they are striving to collect 5,000 lbs.

Dr. Jessani also gets this concept of one low-key person in charge so his program will be highly successful, just wait and see.


See you Sunday,

Peter




Monday, October 12, 2015

353nd Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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Peter

Monday, October 5, 2015

352nd Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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We are fast approaching our 7th year donating to the Community Food Bank and one thing is becoming abundantly clear, our neighborhood totally understands what it means to care about folks … week after week no matter what.

Both the food and the cash donations (see below) are nearly the same quarter after quarter. That says a lot about us.
2015 Third Quarter Report


See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, September 28, 2015

351st Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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Peter

Monday, September 21, 2015

350th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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Peter

Monday, September 14, 2015

349th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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Peter

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

348th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, August 31, 2015

347th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, August 24, 2015

346th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter


Monday, August 17, 2015

345th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, August 10, 2015

344th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter



Monday, August 3, 2015

343rd Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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 See you Sunday,

Peter