Monday, May 9, 2016

382nd Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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A Fond Farewell to One Can A Week

It is only fitting that the One Can A Week Food Donation Program follow President Obama into the sunset. After all, it was at his request to “just do something” that motivated me to create One Can A Week to help the Community Food  Bank of Southern Arizona meet its overwhelming demand.

A lot has happened since January, 2009. In 381 weeks, we—my 7 volunteers, Sprouts Farmers Market, Rincon Market, Axis Food Mart, Miles School, Ward 6, Peppie’s House (TMC), Dot Kret Associates,  the Shiva Vista Neighborhood, the Miles Neighborhood, Maui Convenience Center, Maui Smoke Shop and the Muslim Community Center—have donated more than 150,000 lbs. of food and over $34,000 without skipping a beat.

The Community Food Bank still has very high demand but the shelves are not as bare as they were when we started. On the President’s side of the ledger, he was able to secure affordable health care for millions upon millions of needy folks.

Of course, there will always be a need for food and health care but now it’s time for others to pick up the gauntlet. I have not had a vacation in over 7 years so it’s time for me to take care of myself.

Not sure what I will do next but there is one thing for sure … my One Can A Week participants will always be in my thoughts. Thank you from all you help over the years.


Sunday, May 8th will be the last pick up in the Miles Neighborhood.



Best regards,

Peter



Monday, May 2, 2016

381st Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

Hi Folks,

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, April 25, 2016

380th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, April 18, 2016

379th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,,

Peter

Monday, April 11, 2016

378th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter


377th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Friday, April 1, 2016

376th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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The Muslim Community Center is
just plain serious about serving our community

In mid December, 2015 the Muslim Community Center asked One Can A Week to purchase $1,000 worth of potatoes from El Super on S. 6th Avenue for the Community Food Bank. That request netted 6,908 lbs. for the food bank. One hundred and four days later on March 29, they did it again ... $1,000 for potatoes. This time the donation amounted to 6,852 lbs. 

When you add the two potato donations together the total is 13,760 lbs. or the equivalent of 10,584 meals for hungry parents and their kids here in Tucson.

Jacob Coldsmith, the Logistics Manager at the Community Food Bank said it only takes a couple of days to distribute those much needed potatoes. With this in mind, The Muslim Community Center is already engaged to collect more money for more potatoes.

The Muslim Community Center sees the need to take care of folks in our community and they are standing up to meet that need every chance they get.


See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, March 21, 2016

375th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, March 14, 2016

374th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, March 7, 2016

373rd Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday

Peter


Monday, February 29, 2016

372nd Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, February 22, 2016

371st Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

370th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter


Monday, February 8, 2016

369th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, January 25, 2016

368th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

367th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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 See you Sunday,

Peter

Monday, January 11, 2016

366th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday,

Peter

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

365th Week - One Can A Week Food Donation Program

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See you Sunday

Peter