>58th Week Update – Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Projectby Peter Norback on Feb. 16, 2010, under Life
Last Tuesday I got an email from Arthur Delaney, a reporter for the Huffington Post in D.C. He wrote, “Peter, would you be willing to speak again to the Huffington Post? I’ve been following your email updates and would like to do a story this week, if you’re willing.”
We’re lucky to know Arthur Delaney because he really likes the idea of One Can A Week and our very neighborly neighborhood. And he’s not a fair weather friend either. His last paragraph says it all.
We’re not going away … and neither is Arthur.
One Can A Week in the Motor City
“One Can-a-Week is a bigger commitment than your typical food drive, but the benefits are much greater as well. Not only does your neighborhood program provide your local food bank with a sustainable source of donations, but the program helps you develop long-term relationships with your neighbors. And studies show that neighborhoods with strong community organizations are safer to live in and have higher property values.”
After 58 weeks everybody is really into One Can A Week which makes our jobs so much fun and so easy. The food is on the porch or hanging on the door knobs. If not, a knock on the door and a pleasant little conversation later, it’s off to the next home. I’m never giving up this job and I know neither are Barbara, Kym and Lenny.
We collected 279 lbs. of food and $25.50 in cash this week with 47 lbs. of the total contributed by the shoppers at the Axis Food Mart.
See you Sunday,