181st Week Update – Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Projectby Peter Norback on Jun. 25, 2012, under Life
The cheery news for our Miles Neighborhood food donation program is in the past 4 years, we have maintained our neighborhood donations even amid a nasty recession and folks moving in and out of the neighborhood. This year’s first and second quarter food weight dropped somewhat. That’s because of the terrific response to the Community Food Bank’s call for much needed breakfast cereals for kids. However, our cash donations increased which helps make up the difference.
We couldn’t be more proud of our Miles neighbors.
Good for Maen
Last year in the second quarter, our friend Maen at the Axis Food Mart had an offer from one of his suppliers that he could not refuse. It was 2.781 lbs. of Sunny D juice drink that we added to our numbers.
This year Maen donated 1,000 lbs. of Sportastic Sports Drink but the Community Food Bank decided to open an account specifically for the Axis Food Mart so they could keep better records on his consistent annual donations.
Sportastic Sports Drink has only 4 grams of sugar, 15 calories and lots of vitamins. The best part is the great looking packaging. Kids will probably keep the soccer or baseball looking bottles and fill them up with another favorite drink … chilled water.
The Cereal Keeps Coming
Every week since the Community Food Bank put out the call for cereal, peanut butter and canned fruit, our neighbors have been loading up our cart with all three items. Of course, cereal costs more than a can of peas but kids are hungry and that seems to be all that matters to our One Can A Week participants.
We collected a total of 154 lbs. of food. The money we donated amounted to $37.00, a $25.00 check and $12.00 in cash.
See you next Sunday,