Howdy Everyone! Mod Stanley with a Great Announcement!
If your part of the group or not, I would like to formally invite you to a Food Drive & Cosplay Gathering that our group, San Diego Stuck, will be hosting this Saturday, April 20th, between 11am and 6pm at Embarcadero Marina Park North (which is near Sea Port Village and the San Diego Convention Center).
Our food drive (Can Town) will be collecting food to donate to the San Diego Food Bank and my goal is to collect 200 pounds worth of food. (Keep in mind that 1 canned good “equals” to 1 pound.)
Because the San Diego Food Bank specializes in food distribution and storage, they except most goods after their expiration date, most after one year (sometimes longer) of their expiration date and as long as the goods are still in their original, sealed condition (never opened). Not only do they accept food, but they are also in dire need of sealed water bottles and gallon water jugs, which I hope to assist in this food drive.
Also, if a canned good is damaged, it is probably still acceptable!! As long as the original labeling is still intake and the edges/corners aren’t dented. (note that small dents in the center of the can is OK and slight can rust is also OK)
~ VERY IMPORTANT ~ : The SDFB does not accept goods in glass jars or glass bottles due to safety for the people getting the food in the end run and for the staff and volunteers that work at the SDFB.
Another Special thought when picking out donations: “Would you feed what your going to donate to your grandparents?” This thought isn’t meant to force you to go buy something more expensive. In the contrary, I would hope you be smart about your spending (use coupons!), but try to think about the contents of the item: sodium, fat, cholesterol, protein, etc.
So here is a list of food & goods the San Diego Food Bank is looking for:
- Canned meats (tuna, ham, chicken)
- Canned Soup
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Vegetables
- Dried beans, rice, and cereal
- Peanut Butter
- Powdered Milk
- Infant Formula
- Packaged Nuts
- Dried Pasta
- Bottled Water and Gallon Water Jugs
- Juice in cartons, fruit drinks, punch
- Pet Food (Dogs, Cats, and other Animals)
- Backpacks for Kids
- Tooth Paste
- Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
- Shaving Cream
- Hygiene Goods ( Deodorant, Razors, Feminine Goods)
- Paper Towels & Toilet Paper
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message through FB or send an ask to the SanDiegoStuck Tumblr. I really hope for this to be successful and hope to see you all there.
Let us make a GRAND CAN TOWN!
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