Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Care and Share

Last week Mr. Pop heard on the radio that the local food pantries were running out of food. Due to the economy many people have had to stop making donations of canned and boxed food supplies for the less fortunate.

Well, we have decided to help do something about that and maybe you would like to do it too. Few of us are in a position to go out and buy tons of food to donate, but we can do something. Each shopping day we are buying several items to donate to the food pantry and especially anything that is advertised “buy one, get one free”. We have a box in our kitchen designated as our “Care and Share” box. When it’s filled we will donate its contents and then start all over again.

No, we aren’t going to be able to save the world with our efforts, but at least we can help our township neighbors in some small way. Maybe you might want to start your own Care and Share box?


Blogger Distributorcap said...


every small step is important and helps. thanks for such a great idea

May 21, 2008 2:11 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

That is a great way of doing something!

Thank you for the idea and thank you for the generous goodness of you!

May 21, 2008 3:52 AM  
Blogger phil_in_ny said...

All we have is hope, as we run to the ballot box.

May 21, 2008 3:57 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

hey, PoP--
thanx for the great idea!

and, fwiw, here's one that's absolutely free.
just go here and click on the buttons on the 6 different sites:

I've been reading that the sites have experienced a large drop in visits recently.
maybe people are getting discouraged that they can make a difference???

May 21, 2008 4:01 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Good idea Pop. Also many of the grocery chains are offering small bags of food that you can buy for a couple of bucks that they will then donate to a local food pantry. Another way to help.

May 21, 2008 5:22 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

we have food drives a lot around here. sadly, they have been needed for years.

often, when a band comes to pgh to play they have a show where people bring canned goods. maybe if you could get the local schools involved in a food pantry day?

our small local pantry has been seeing less donations because times are getting harder.

i think you've got a great idea going.

May 21, 2008 5:41 AM  
Blogger ZILLA said...

I love it! Buy one, donate one!

May 21, 2008 6:23 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

What a great idea. Big Y is always doing buy one get two free - and for a two person household, that's alot of food.

May 21, 2008 6:37 AM  
Blogger XUP said...

We do those frequently around here, but in the long-term I'm not a big fan of food banks. They're not a sustainable social program and only offer a bandaid solution to something the government should be addressing but isn't because the bandaid is holding major disaster at bay for now. Poverty needs some real solutions - education, employment, affordable housing and daycare.

May 21, 2008 6:59 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Definitely a good idea. It always seems the 'buy 1, get one free' deals are for things we don't have a taste for at that time or whatnot, so we usually pass.

May 21, 2008 8:18 AM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Unfortunately, I cannot afford to contribute to this worthy cause at this time. It is an excellent idea, though!

May 21, 2008 9:38 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Ditto what XUP said.

May 21, 2008 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome idea POP. Definitely something we can do in my house. Sustainable or not, every little bit helps.

May 21, 2008 10:57 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Brilliant! You and Mr. PoP rule, and we'll definitely adopt this idea at the Marsh House.

BTW, my workplace is taking donations for victims of the China earthquake, but when I asked about those in Myanmar, I was told that we "don't have an office in Myanmar." Wow.

May 21, 2008 12:26 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

thats very good POP! I was putting something together on the food pantries running out of food and the middle class putting a strain on them. Many of them do close. The store we shop at asks if you want to donate. What ever works. We have to help each other the Government isn't going to do it.
I missed that yesterday on the turtle. That's pretty neat. Wait till he starts meowing! I told you we feed a stray but now I have cats sitting on my bulkhead meowing at my window as they know where I am. There's at least 6 of them now one really mangy and one a little kitty. I feel so bad for them.
They all live under the garage behind us with a little skunk that roams around out back in the middle of the day and he just wanders off with the cats. They think they're family!

May 21, 2008 3:13 PM  
Blogger Graeme said...

good for you both!

May 21, 2008 11:05 PM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

This is good.

Luf, Us

May 22, 2008 7:46 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

That was such a good idea that I shared it at work and we are going to start a box here for donations!

May 22, 2008 10:27 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing it. I'll start doing something like that too.

May 24, 2008 6:03 PM  

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