143rd Week Update – Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Projectby Peter Norback on Oct. 03, 2011, under Life
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With the economy yet on the skids—accounting for more and more hungry families to feed—we still moved ahead of last year’s third quarter totals. When we compare the 2010 Third Quarter figures with this year’s results below, we ended up collecting 553.5 lbs. more food and donating $94.58 more cash. We just get better with each passing week!
Also, I’d like to give a special thanks to Barbara Farragut on 12th Street who collected over 256 lbs. of fresh produce in the past three months.
“Hungry as a Horse”
That’s the first thing Jacob Coldsmith, the Logistics Manager at the Community Food Bank said when he laid eyes on the stuffed carousel pony. My neighbor on Santa Rita had no more room for him at his inn so he wanted to donate the critter to the food bank. Would I take him? Of course, he’s a horse, and some little kid will love him to pieces.
We collected a total of 170 lbs. of food. The money we donated amounted to $90.50, a $25.00 check and $65.50 in cash.
See you Sunday,