As many of you likely know, Ani-Jam is coming up! Wouldn’t it be swell if we had our own Can Town as well? I’d like to propose that those of us who are planning on cosplaying Homestuck (Or maybe you just want to help out! Cosplay not required.) bring cans of food so that we can build our own wonderful Town of Cans! Please let me know if you’re interested so we can work out a plan, yes? We need to figure out where we would like to donate the cans to, a time and place, maybe see if we can make some promotional art, and depending on the size we might even be able to get the Bee to cover us! We SHALL make our presence known!
Not much Homestuck goes on in Fresno, but I know there are fellow fans out there! Here’s our chance to do something positive during the Megapause! Homestucks unite! <3
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!
Reblogged! If anyone has any advice for this person, please let them know!
I’ve been planning to do a Can Town for quite some time, but I wanted to wait exactly a month before the actual meet up; not too early that everyone will forget about it, and not too late.
If you’re interested, check back with this post periodically just in case I decide to add something. This is the first time I’m organizing an event like this, so I may forget some details initially. Anyway, here are the details:
- It will be in Griffith Park, as stated above. If you’re not sure where that is, it’s a very famous park in Los Angeles and Google should have no problem giving you directions to it. If you have any questions though, feel free to ask me. I’m not sure where in the Park we will be meeting yet, but I’ll know that by this weekend.
- The meet up will be on Saturday, March 23, from 11 AM and clean up will start at 6 PM. Can’t make it by 11 AM? Don’t fret! You can come and go whenever you want between those two times.
- Non-Homestucks are welcome! Homestuck or not, it goes without saying that you should be polite and well-mannered to people attending and people not attending that are simply in the park.
- Cosplaying is encouraged but not required!
- My friends and I will be bringing some snacks and drinks, but any help you could give (whether it be being napkins, food, or even tables) would be greatly appreciated!!
- We’ll also have games and other fun stuff.
- Of course, you have to bringer canned goods/non perishable food items. The person who brings the most will get a little prize!
- Also reblog this and spread the word to get it out!
- Send me a message anytime if you have any questions or simply want to get in contact
I’m pretty sure I’m the only Tularestuck, so when the county fair had a canned food drive for the Salvation Army, I took the opportunity to make my own little Can Town before taking the stuff over there. Yes, I am ridiculous, and yes, it still felt pretty good to hand all of that over.
Aw, we’re glad!
SanDiegoStuck was a huge success! Not only was it one of the biggest meetups, it was a great opportunity to befriend local Homestucks. We have another meetup in mind for mid March, so if you want to be kept up, track #sandiegostuck or simply follow our tumblr page.
During this summers Sacanime, one of our main Homestuck events will be a Can Town project! The convention starts the first week of September at the Radisson Woodlake hotel. http://www.sacconventions.com/ for convention information and http://forums.sacanime.com/index.php?topic=1078.0