90th Week Update – Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Projectby Peter Norback on Sep. 28, 2010, under Life
Big Report for Some Big News
We just ended our third quarter for 2010 and so far this year we collected 9,797.5 lbs. of food and $1,732.18 in cash. When we compare those numbers to last year’s total of 9,203.5 lbs. of food and $1,953,38 in cash I’m nearly speechless…but not quite. We will surpass our cash donations because we are currently only $221.20 behind last year’s amount. But what excites me the most is we are feeding a lot of hungry folks here in Tucson (2,515 adults and kids three meals in one day so far this year) and we have one more quarter to go. Thank you very much for helping me. Okay, I’ll be quiet now.
Bobby Rich (second on right) from the 94.9 MIXfm Bobby Rich Morning Mix Show visited the Community Food Bank last Thursday to drop off his donation. He was joined by Jack Parris, Media Relations, yours truly, and Bill Carnegie, President/CEO.
|Just in Case Winterhaven Can’t Open - Bobby Rich (second on right) at the Community Food Bank has plenty of help with his donation from Jack Parris, (left) Peter Norback and Bill Carnegie.|
Bobby is asking his radio listeners to help him make sure the Community Food Bank donations do not fall short this December. The Winterhaven Festival of Lights is a major contributor to the Food Bank but this year they are experiencing some financial troubles. Bobby’s Plan B for his Bobby’s Buddies is to back up the Winterhaven Festival and personally represent 100 Winterhaven visitors by donating 20 lbs. of food and $15.00 to the Community Food Bank. He would like 1,500 folks to join him to make sure needy families don’t go hungry at Christmas time if Winterhaven doesn’t open. It only takes 1,500 people donating 20 lbs. and $15.00 to match the Winterhaven donations.
Visit Bobby’s web site at BobbysBuddies.org and read more about his Plan B to help the Community Food Bank and the Winterhaven Festival of Light at the same time.
The Almost Escape of the Green Trunk Finger Puppet
Howard and I were emptying the Cabriolet at the Food Bank Monday morning and filling up the food basket when he tumbled out of a paper bag and into the cart. Immediately Howard knew what it was and grabbed him. “I want to put him on the dash of the truck I drive around the state,” he said. “My next trip is to a food bank near the New Mexico border. That’s 6 hours away. He’ll be good company,” he laughed.
The finger puppet probably belongs to a beautiful little baby girl I saw Sunday crawling around the tile floor when her mom opened the door to hand me her food donation. Actually, the Green Trunk finger puppet is probably part of a whole troop of digit entertainers but now he’s riding in a big rig feeding people in remote Arizona locales. Although his former job was to make a pretty baby smile, I’ll bet he likes his new job even more.
We collected a total of 266 lbs. of food, including 96 pounds of produce and 12 lbs. from The Axis Food Mart. The money we donated amounted to $166.00 … one $25.00, and one $100.00 check, plus $41.00 in cash.
See you Sunday.