Thursday, June 11, 2009

I Can, You Can; Why Yes, We All Can


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Originally uploaded by Tengrain

The folks at Les Enragés have come up with the great idea of countering the right-wing July 4th Weak-as-a-Tea-Bag demonstrations with a Million Can March, the cans being food cans, donated to your local food bank. Donations to food banks nation-wide are down this year, and demand is way up. Please click on the link for a list of ideas of what to donate and ways of encouraging others to do likewise. I'm in. Will you join too? (Special thanks to Tengrain for the can badge.)

4 comments:

Lea said...

I'm in!

There was a group of young people collecting outside of a local grocery store the other day. As people entered the store, they asked them if they could help out. I said sure, so they gave me a red plastic bag. I grabbed some stuff and stuck it in the red bag and handed it to them on the way out. Super easy! I thought it was a fabulous way to conduct a food drive...except for the plastic bag part!

Laura said...

Thanks Lea! A food bank in my community collects food for HIV+ folks by asking folks on their way in to the store if they'll buy a few things, and handing those who will a list of needed foodstuffs. You can buy it, have it bagged separately, and drop it off with them on the way out. Super, super easy.

I imagine some stores would let folks lobby for donations, with a little pre-arranging...might be a fun human service project for kids!

RevPhat said...

Hi guys and thanks for your support. Lea, and everyone, just let us know over at http://unrulymob.blogspot.com/2009/06/million-can-march-yes-we-can.html how many cans you collected and I'll add them to the total.

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