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#1 Jill-O

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 03:17 PM

Folks, we have been re-miss.

I feel very strongly that if we are engaging in food as entertainment and recreation (and we are), it would behoove us to remember those who eat only to sustain themselves and often only due to the kindness of others, and give 'em a hand.

So, Nick, you've been the only one to set these up in the past. I'd consider doing it, if you'd give me the contact info and anything else I'd need to know to set it up. I don't have a computer at home, but I might be able to swing it anyway...I'd be willing to try, anyway.

October...

Is it Tues or Thurs nights only? Is that right?

Let's do this people!! It's the right thing to do, and it's a lot of fun anyway.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 02:26 PM

I'm in. Mondays are the best of the best, but I agree -- we need to do this (and I never have). Just let me know when. vj

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 03:53 PM

I'm all for it. It might be better for me a few weeks down the road, though. Many of you know why. :twisted:

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#4 Jill-O

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 08:43 AM

Yo Nick,

Nudge, nudge...

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 11:08 AM

I'm ready to do some Food Bank or related volunteer work now. Please let me know when. John will probably join us on these, if he can.

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 03:49 PM

I've been thinking about it but thursdays are out for awhile. Can we do tuesdays?

#7 Jill-O

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 03:53 PM

I e-mailed Nick privately and he said that he'd work on it.

I was just bumpin' to remind him...and to be a pain in the arse to that crusty-eyed gent... Yo Nick - How's the pink eye, Vanilla Spice?

I'd prefer Tuesdays to Thursdays myself, but I am free every other Thursday. (It is Tues. and Thurs. they do the group volunteer nights, right? I wasn't sure, but I thought that's what they did...)

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:45 AM

Hey All!

My company is trying to round folks up to help out at the Food Bank on Saturday, November 6th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Would anyone else from Portland Food be willing to pitch in to help the hungry? I know it's a Saturday morning and all, but it would be great. I was there a couple Saturdays ago helping set up for their annual Harvest Dinner fundraiser and we transformed that place from warehouse to elegant dining hall.

I think this time it will just be the packing food type work we've done before for the food bank. Kind of fun and very necessary.

What say all? I'll be looking forward to eager responses.

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 10:17 AM

Just a reminder if anyone wants to help out at the food bank tomorrow I'll be there from 9:00 - 12:00. Otherwise, we will all do it another time. Have a terrific weekend y'all!

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 03:49 PM

Another nudge, nudge...maybe january? Or at least cheap eats if we do december.

#11 Jill-O

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 01:02 PM

Well, I'm at a library in Manzanita right now...

I will try to get on it next week, though, I promise...

Life's been unexpectedly busy, ya know?

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:19 PM

AH! Manzanita! I will be very near there myself, next weekend.

If you want I can take the reigns on this and get us a night at the food bank. I know Rodrigo the volunteer coordinator by sight and he knows me by now since I've volunteered there twice in the last couple months. Do we want to do it Thursday after next? How does that sound? I can give them a call and see if that would work, or if others have another night that would work better for them, let me know. Or, Jill if you'd prefer to lead us that is fine, too!

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 06:57 AM

Hello Everyone!

Jill gave me the go-ahead to check into PortlandFood.org volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank on a regular basis. So....we now have a regular date at the Oregon Food Bank starting in 2005!

It will be the second Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. I have made a commitment of at least three people each time from our group. If we have more than five willing to come out, I will need to let them know. I thought three was a good conservative number and it should be easy to commit to. And if we have more than that it's even better!

They are very happy to have our help. Here are the dates:

1/13/05
2/10/05
3/10/05
4/14/05
5/12/05
6/9/05
7/14/05
8/11/05
9/8/05
10/13/05
11/10/05
12/8/05

I'm looking forward to this volunteer opportunity! It's a wonderful chance to give back to the community and help folks who may not have the options and luxuries that we are able to indulge in. Thanks, Everyone!

Best regards,

Amanda

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 09:55 AM

Good going Amanda! I have put these dates down in my calendar and hope to make a few of them.
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#15 Jill-O

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 10:28 AM

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:26 PM

Thanks Amanda. I'll sent out a mass posting. btw, I have some other charities ideas I'd like to discuss some time, too.

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 07:31 AM

Thanks for your interest in helping the Oregon Food Bank, all!

Best regards,

Amanda Briles

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:01 AM

Please join me Thursday evening at the Oregon Food Bank from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Please post if you will be coming so that I can give Food Bank a head count. The Oregon Food Bank is located on the East side of NE 33rd between NE Columbia and Marine Drive.

We look forward to seeing you there to help feed the hungry!

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Amanda

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 11:27 AM

I'll be there.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:19 PM

Cool! That's three so far!

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Amanda