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  1. #1
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Food Bank Reminder Fall 2009

    It's hard to believe but it's nearly November, yet again. The "holiday
    season" is about to begin. While many people in the U.S. will be enjoying
    nice dinners with family and friends, many others will be barely scraping
    by. So please, dig into your pantry (or your wallet) if you are able to,
    and donate to your local food bank.

    The types of foods accepted vary depending upon their facilities. Give them
    a call to ask if they will accept items other than canned and dried goods.
    Some food banks will not accept items in glass jars due to problems with
    breakage. Others don't have the refrigerator or freezer facilities to store
    meat. Check with your local food bank as to what items they will/are not
    able to accept.

    And for those who have to watch your money, check to see if you have a local
    outlet for Angel Food Ministries. You can get a *lot* of food for $30 (and
    it's not crap) for less than half what it would cost you at the grocery
    store. And it's open to anyone. The food is all donated, here's a brief
    history of why and how they can do it:

    http://www.angelfoodministries.com/about/

    And the October "menu" is here:

    http://www.angelfoodministries.com/menu_0910en3.asp

    There are fresh fruit and veggies boxes and even gluten-free boxes
    available.

    Jill


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    ChefToddMohr Guest

    Default Re: Food Bank Reminder Fall 2009


    Having just donated almost $8000 worth of food from my catering company
    to the Food Bank of Wake County, I'm feeling very good thinking about
    the meals that "meal uncertain" people will be enjoying. Those of us
    that have unfortunately take it for granted.

    A realtor in our neighborhood hangs paper bags on all the mailboxes and
    asks for food donations to be picked up by her a week later. This is a
    great program, as people can just search their pantries and leave items
    on the curb. It's effortless, except for the realtor who deserves great
    thanks from all.




    --
    ChefToddMohr

  3. #3
    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig Guest

    Default Re: Food Bank Reminder Fall 2009

    On Oct 6, 8:42*am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > It's hard to believe but it's nearly November, yet again. *The "holiday
    > season" is about to begin. *While many people in the U.S. will be enjoying
    > nice dinners with family and friends, many others will be barely scraping
    > by. *So please, dig into your pantry (or your wallet) if you are able to,
    > and donate to your local food bank.
    >
    > The types of foods accepted vary depending upon their facilities. *Givethem
    > a call to ask if they will accept items other than canned and dried goods..
    > Some food banks will not accept items in glass jars due to problems with
    > breakage. *Others don't have the refrigerator or freezer facilities to store
    > meat. *Check with your local food bank as to what items they will/are not
    > able to accept.
    >
    > And for those who have to watch your money, check to see if you have a local
    > outlet for Angel Food Ministries. *You can get a *lot* of food for $30 (and
    > it's not crap) for less than half what it would cost you at the grocery
    > store. *And it's open to anyone. *The food is all donated, here's a brief
    > history of why and how they can do it:
    >
    > http://www.angelfoodministries.com/about/
    >
    > And the October "menu" is here:
    >
    > http://www.angelfoodministries.com/menu_0910en3.asp
    >
    > There are fresh fruit and veggies boxes and even gluten-free boxes
    > available.
    >
    > Jill


    Thanks for posting the reminder, Jill.
    I wonder how many folks on RFC have ever been beholden to a food bank
    or a neighbor. It's more than you think!
    Lynn in Fargo

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    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig Guest

    Default Re: Food Bank Reminder Fall 2009

    On Oct 6, 11:01*am, ChefToddMohr <ChefToddMohr.511577b.
    188...@foodbanter.com> wrote:
    > A realtor in our neighborhood hangs paper bags on all the mailboxes and
    > asks for food donations to be picked up by her a week later. *This is a
    > great program, as people can just search their pantries and leave items
    > on the curb. *It's effortless, except for the realtor who deserves great
    > thanks from all.
    >
    > --
    > ChefToddMohr


    The Postal Carriers here do that twice a year. I think one of the
    supermarket chains prints the special bags. A couple of times I've
    put food out on the wrong day and it's been snitched. Bothered me the
    first time till I realized that, in my neighborhood, anybody who was
    gonna swipe tomato soup, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and a
    couple of boxes of cake mix probably needed the food as badly as the
    food bank folks!

    Chef Mohr . . . I can relate to the $8000 in catering foods. Once at
    the Social Center/"soup kitchen" where I worked/cooked we were the
    recipient of 25 pounds of cryovac packed beautiful frozen fillets of
    Mahi Mahi. A BUNCH of folks here at RFC responded to my pleas for
    methods and recipes to cook it for a special dinner. It was a nice
    Caribbean Feast for a lot of folks with disabilities! That was the
    year AFTER we got 150 lbs of imported European cheeses. I spent two
    nights on the net ID-ing that stuff! Morbier, Wensleydale, Pont
    l'Eveque (?) . . . There is such a thing as too much Brie!
    Lynn in Fargo

  5. #5
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Food Bank Reminder Fall 2009



    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > It's hard to believe but it's nearly November, yet again. The "holiday
    > season" is about to begin. While many people in the U.S. will be enjoying
    > nice dinners with family and friends, many others will be barely scraping
    > by. So please, dig into your pantry (or your wallet) if you are able to,
    > and donate to your local food bank.


    We didn't spend all of our nominal food budget in September, so the rest
    went for a few bags of goodies for the food bank.



    >
    > The types of foods accepted vary depending upon their facilities. Give them
    > a call to ask if they will accept items other than canned and dried goods.
    > Some food banks will not accept items in glass jars due to problems with
    > breakage. Others don't have the refrigerator or freezer facilities to store
    > meat. Check with your local food bank as to what items they will/are not
    > able to accept.



    Ours doesn't normally take frozen or fridge food, but for Thanksgiving
    they will..it gets put at a different facility for short-term storage.
    >
    > And for those who have to watch your money, check to see if you have a local
    > outlet for Angel Food Ministries. You can get a *lot* of food for $30 (and
    > it's not crap) for less than half what it would cost you at the grocery
    > store. And it's open to anyone. The food is all donated, here's a brief
    > history of why and how they can do it:
    >
    > http://www.angelfoodministries.com/about/
    >
    > And the October "menu" is here:
    >
    > http://www.angelfoodministries.com/menu_0910en3.asp
    >
    > There are fresh fruit and veggies boxes and even gluten-free boxes
    > available.
    >
    > Jill


  6. #6
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Food Bank Reminder Fall 2009



    ChefToddMohr wrote:
    >
    > Having just donated almost $8000 worth of food from my catering company
    > to the Food Bank of Wake County, I'm feeling very good thinking about
    > the meals that "meal uncertain" people will be enjoying. Those of us
    > that have unfortunately take it for granted.
    >
    > A realtor in our neighborhood hangs paper bags on all the mailboxes and
    > asks for food donations to be picked up by her a week later. This is a
    > great program, as people can just search their pantries and leave items
    > on the curb. It's effortless, except for the realtor who deserves great
    > thanks from all.



    The Post Office does an annual food collection thing here. Unfortunately
    a couple of years ago, someone came round and stole all the bags of food
    before the mailperson came for it. So no one around here will
    participate any more.

  7. #7
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Food Bank Reminder Fall 2009

    jmcquown wrote:
    > It's hard to believe but it's nearly November, yet again. The "holiday
    > season" is about to begin. While many people in the U.S. will be
    > enjoying nice dinners with family and friends, many others will be
    > barely scraping by. So please, dig into your pantry (or your wallet) if
    > you are able to, and donate to your local food bank.
    >
    > The types of foods accepted vary depending upon their facilities. Give
    > them a call to ask if they will accept items other than canned and dried
    > goods. Some food banks will not accept items in glass jars due to
    > problems with breakage. Others don't have the refrigerator or freezer
    > facilities to store meat. Check with your local food bank as to what
    > items they will/are not able to accept.
    >
    > And for those who have to watch your money, check to see if you have a
    > local outlet for Angel Food Ministries. You can get a *lot* of food for
    > $30 (and it's not crap) for less than half what it would cost you at the
    > grocery store. And it's open to anyone. The food is all donated,
    > here's a brief history of why and how they can do it:
    >
    > http://www.angelfoodministries.com/about/
    >
    > And the October "menu" is here:
    >
    > http://www.angelfoodministries.com/menu_0910en3.asp
    >
    > There are fresh fruit and veggies boxes and even gluten-free boxes
    > available.
    >
    > Jill


    I've already sent my checks. One to a church operated Thanksgiving
    program and another to the food bank.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  8. #8
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Food Bank Reminder Fall 2009

    "Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Oct 6, 11:01 am, ChefToddMohr <ChefToddMohr.511577b.
    188...@foodbanter.com> wrote:
    > A realtor in our neighborhood hangs paper bags on all the mailboxes and
    > asks for food donations to be picked up by her a week later. This is a
    > great program, as people can just search their pantries and leave items
    > on the curb. It's effortless, except for the realtor who deserves great
    > thanks from all.
    >
    > --
    > ChefToddMohr


    The Postal Carriers here do that twice a year. I think one of the
    supermarket chains prints the special bags. A couple of times I've
    put food out on the wrong day and it's been snitched. Bothered me the
    first time till I realized that, in my neighborhood, anybody who was
    gonna swipe tomato soup, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and a
    couple of boxes of cake mix probably needed the food as badly as the
    food bank folks!
    ************************************************** *****************

    Yep, the first time the USPS back in Tennessee did that I also had food
    "snitched". I'd guess it was teenagers. Who else would break open a "taco
    dinner kit" to steal only the crunchy corn tortillias? Sorry guys, they
    don't taste like Doritos.

    Jill


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