>27th Week Update – Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Projectby Peter Norback on Jul. 13, 2009, under Life
The world is taking notice of the Miles Neighborhood One Can A Week food donation program. Well, perhaps that’s speaking a bit hyperbolically…it’s more like just big websites here in the USA. But big websites are good!
On Thursday the 7th I got an email that read: “The Corporation for National and Community Service, the owner of Serve.gov, would like to post your story of service.” I replied: “The Miles Neighborhood neighbors, the originators of One Can A Week Neighborhood Food Donation Program would be pleased if you posted our story everywhere.” I think they are thinking everywhere, too, because of the legal paragraph that followed their opening sentence mentioned things like “such as, but not limited to.” That could mean the world, you know. So maybe my opening sentence isn’t hyperbole.
One Can A Week on Serve.gov
I registered our program on Serve.gov so anyone looking for a project dealing with hunger in America can find us on that huge government website. To see the listing just click on the link. http://myproject.serve.gov/public/OpportunityDetail.aspx?projectId=11808&subProjectId=4834459
Rebecca Taylor from KVOA News 4 Called
Rebecca wrote and presented that great news story on One Can A Week a few weeks ago. Now she would like to do a more in depth report for Impact, a half hour community service program that airs Sunday mornings at 6 am on KVOA News 4. Our air date is scheduled for August 9th. After the show airs, I will try to purchase a DVD and get permission to place the video on our blog.
New Arizona Daily Star Sunday Feature
The Star is looking for people to suggest and then write about folks who will someday affect Southern Arizona’s future. Jane See White, the feature editor says, “Perhaps it is a retired person who is pouring his talents into a nonprofit charity. Perhaps it is a scholar or scientist whose work you believe will touch our lives.”
As luck would have it, this Sunday’s article will be written by Pauline Hechler. Her topic covers our One Can A Week program and some background on me.
Pauline has assisted me from the start and her support keeps me always pressing forward. She thinks I may help change Southern Arizona’s future and that is why she is writing the piece. But I can tell you, her encouraging words over the past 6 months have already changed my future.
Safeway Off Again
It turns out that I didn’t get approval to team up with the Community Food Bank and the Humane Society of Tucson this coming Saturday. Because of the slow economy, both charity drives at Safeway, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer did not generate as many donations as the company had predicted. Consequently, Safeway does not want to support any other program at this time and perhaps not until next year. So I’m thinking about and planning to approach other supermarkets in Tucson for my Saturday food collection program.