148th Week Update – Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Projectby Peter Norback on Nov. 07, 2011, under Life
Villa Hermosa Still Going Strong
with One Can A Week
|Shannon Iggi, Program Director & Hospitality Manager, Villa Hermosa|
“Jack Steindler is consistently promoting One Can A Week at Villa Hermosa, “ Shannon informed me as we talked last Friday in the very warm and comfortable seating area facing the sunny entrance.
Since August, 2009, One Can A Week has been part of the varied social activities offered the residents at the Senior Living Center. “We are having a social on Thursday afternoon, November 17th” Shannon said, “and we would like you to come and talk a little bit about what is going on with One Can A Week.”
“Then,” she continued, “we would like to set up a tour of the Community Food Bank in the very near future. I think our residents would love to see where their donations go.
|Jack Steindler, Villa Hermosa residentand One Can A Week enthusiast|
Jack was one of the Old Pueblo Rotarians I met following a One Can A Week luncheon presentation at McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse. He called me a couple of weeks later and asked to meet at Villa Hermosa.
Jack and his fellow residents have been around eight or nine decades yet they still strive to stay involved. What keeps Jack going is the thought that we could end hunger here in Tucson if lots of people got involved with One Can A Week. Jack recognizes that it’s a lofty goal but he’s not giving up … and neither am I.
That’s the feeling I get when I still see all of those Cheerios boxes and bananas. Some kids are going to have that all-important breakfast for the next week or so. We just have to keep the cereal coming.
We collected a total of 172 lbs. of food. The money we donated amounted to $34.50, a $25.00 check and $9.50 in cash.
See you Sunday,