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(CNN) Hero Their catchphrase is, "We'll come to you." 77 million pounds of excess food later, this group of college friends is making a positive dent in the universe for the 40 million Americans who are food insecure   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-12-08 5:37:58 PM  
I love this story. My wife and I volunteer at a couple of food pantries and I am always astounded by:

1.  The number of people in my area that go without food on a regular basis.

2.  The amount of food that is thrown out every day.

These people are true heroes.
 
2022-12-08 5:54:19 PM  
There is a company called imperfect foods out here. I wanted to get a jorb with them doing deliveries but they had a "must be able to lift a 50# box " stipulation , and I was like "are they expecting perfectly healthy folks to pick up the box after I deliver it ? " .  ( I cannot take a chance with 50# after i had 2 discs go out  few years back )
And Sprouts and a few other local markets have a call out every morning " Food Share is here , please make sure your departments items are ready for pickup" .

Anyhow- good on these folks
 
2022-12-08 6:04:11 PM  

alienated: and I was like "are they expecting perfectly healthy folks to pick up the box after I deliver it ?


The recipient can (theoretically, at least) break up the delivery. The delivery guy can't.
 
2022-12-08 6:16:26 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: alienated: and I was like "are they expecting perfectly healthy folks to pick up the box after I deliver it ?

The recipient can (theoretically, at least) break up the delivery. The delivery guy can't.


They could use 2 boxes @ the DC . Cargo van , 50 deliveries - easy to have 100 boxes inside.
Only 1 box weighing 50 # that I had to deal with in restaurant supply was a case of cabbage. Or a 50# sack of onions or potatoes. Nobody is getting a case of cabbage or a big sack at a house.
 
2022-12-08 6:24:26 PM  

alienated: Noticeably F.A.T.: alienated: and I was like "are they expecting perfectly healthy folks to pick up the box after I deliver it ?

The recipient can (theoretically, at least) break up the delivery. The delivery guy can't.

They could use 2 boxes @ the DC . Cargo van , 50 deliveries - easy to have 100 boxes inside.
Only 1 box weighing 50 # that I had to deal with in restaurant supply was a case of cabbage. Or a 50# sack of onions or potatoes. Nobody is getting a case of cabbage or a big sack at a house.


Honestly, it's probably just HR CYA. Weeding out the folks who can't lift a 50lb box also tends to weed out those who can't lift 25lb all day.
 
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2022-12-08 6:40:22 PM  

alienated: Noticeably F.A.T.: alienated: and I was like "are they expecting perfectly healthy folks to pick up the box after I deliver it ?

The recipient can (theoretically, at least) break up the delivery. The delivery guy can't.

Nobody is getting a big sack at a house.


I disagree
 
2022-12-08 6:51:06 PM  

151: alienated: Noticeably F.A.T.: alienated: and I was like "are they expecting perfectly healthy folks to pick up the box after I deliver it ?

The recipient can (theoretically, at least) break up the delivery. The delivery guy can't.

Nobody is getting a big sack at a house.

I disagree


I'll take that as an invitation, let me know when!
 
2022-12-08 6:59:18 PM  
Good. I miss Imperfect Foods - I used to be a customer, years ago - and it's good to see food not going to waste.
 
2022-12-08 7:13:02 PM  

FormlessOne: Good. I miss Imperfect Foods - I used to be a customer, years ago - and it's good to see food not going to waste.


If you're still able to sign up, I recommend it. I stopped for a while a couple of years ago because of delivery issues. The Covid lockdowns brought me back. Their delivery issues have improved a lot and their selection has improved GREATLY. It's really nice!
 
2022-12-08 8:01:20 PM  

JavaMoon: FormlessOne: Good. I miss Imperfect Foods - I used to be a customer, years ago - and it's good to see food not going to waste.

If you're still able to sign up, I recommend it. I stopped for a while a couple of years ago because of delivery issues. The Covid lockdowns brought me back. Their delivery issues have improved a lot and their selection has improved GREATLY. It's really nice!


I can't - I'm no longer making Microsoft money, and my income's inconsistent.
 
2022-12-08 8:32:58 PM  

151: alienated: Noticeably F.A.T.: alienated: and I was like "are they expecting perfectly healthy folks to pick up the box after I deliver it ?

The recipient can (theoretically, at least) break up the delivery. The delivery guy can't.

Nobody is getting a big sack at a house.

I disagree


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