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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Food Drive

I love you Frankenberry.Our workplace holds a Food Drive every year during the Christmas season and enjoys the feeling of being able to help the needy families in our community. Each department competes against each other for the grand prize, a pizza lunch, which the Business Office has never lost. We don't actually need this encouragement, but it is a tiny added bonus to being generous.

This year I held the honour of donating the single most expensive item: A box of my cherished Frankenberry cereal. In fact, I am not the only one who cherishes this rare breakfast food. As everyone gathered around to see what Jodster was taking a photo of, a panicked co-worker yelled, "YOU'RE GIVING AWAY A BOX OF FRANKENBERRY?!?"

Consider this: I travelled over 1750 kms round trip, and into another country in order to find this General Mill's treat which is only available once a year - Halloween. I sincerely hope that it makes someone happy. Based on the number of desperate Canadians trying in vain to buy this cereal, I know I could have sold it for a mint.

A few seconds later, Jodster proceeded to trump my offering by rolling in a stolen shopping car overloaded with non-stolen pasta. In Jodster's world, he was a Hunger Hero, but in reality it was the combined efforts of our entire dept. which resulted in that last-minute shopping cart of pasta.

We posed for pictures with our VP's encouragement, counted the items and boxed them. In total this year, we raised $5,200 in food vouchers and hundreds, if nothing thousands of items of non-perishable food, including one $700* box of Frankenberry.

*price is only an estimate based on travel time, gas prices, wear & tear on vehicle and CDN/U.S. conversion.


Blogger Bub said...

Well......that pizza should slide down just fine. Well done!
Where's the drive-through for me to pick up the Berry box?

Yes! We did see the Moore's at the Festitalia event, and have known them for ages. As you saw, I just started a blog....hope to put lots of Dino stuff on there so keep your eyes peeled (a curiously odd expression).

5:22:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

I will definitely keep my eyes peeled.

I am on vacation for a few days, so I'll post again sometime next week.

6:21:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

good job, boys! (did you save a box for me?)

9:13:00 AM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Next year you need to auction off Frankenberry cereal to raise money for the food bank.

12:37:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

and the boo berry!

12:24:00 AM

Blogger TheatreChick73 said...

Way generous! Though I like Rainy Pete's idea too. I think a few people will pay handsomely for one box.

Merry Christmas!

9:07:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

yes, it actually is a very good idea. I'll do my best to acquire some auctionable Frankenberry next season!

11:44:00 AM


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