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Food Bank
« on: November 14, 2013, 01:22:10 PM »
Since good food (& drink) make for good dudes, my wife and I work with a food bank collective we've helped build.  It's a loose group of people with an association to an official food bank* that pick up surplus food from grocery stores and other food banks 7 days a week and distribute it to other banks, shelters, and anyone who wants it, no questions asked.

If anyone is in our area (San Jose, California, USA, Earth, Sol) and would either like to help or has a need for some food, let me know (I assume private messages work here for us with few posts).  You WILL need transportation to get to us/the stores.


* the letter from the official food bank opens a lot of doors and removes legal problems for the stores donating. 

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 11:56:07 PM »
Since good food (& drink) make for good dudes, my wife and I work with a food bank collective we've helped build.  It's a loose group of people with an association to an official food bank* that pick up surplus food from grocery stores and other food banks 7 days a week and distribute it to other banks, shelters, and anyone who wants it, no questions asked.

If anyone is in our area (San Jose, California, USA, Earth, Sol) and would either like to help or has a need for some food, let me know (I assume private messages work here for us with few posts).  You WILL need transportation to get to us/the stores.


* the letter from the official food bank opens a lot of doors and removes legal problems for the stores donating. 

Very dude-like. Your food bank is to be highly condemned, dude! A definite achievement!

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 05:27:25 PM »
I have a task that needs a Dude who's graphical in nature.  While picking up food this morning I had another person without the official food bank laminated card so they could get in the store.  Then it occurred to me, all these guys did was take a picture of their building and print it with an overlay of FOOD MINISTRY.  How about a Dudeism Food Ministry Card for any of us helping out, especially for groups like ours that distribute food to a wide range of shelters, food banks, and individuals.  The card I currently have is only from one that we asked for ID from.

So, who can whip up a card that could be laminated with a space to put in the person's name "Rand Um Person"?  I could provide privately a picture of my badge as an example, but essentially something Dudely with FOOD MINISTRY on it.

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 02:59:12 AM »
I have a task that needs a Dude who's graphical in nature.  While picking up food this morning I had another person without the official food bank laminated card so they could get in the store.  Then it occurred to me, all these guys did was take a picture of their building and print it with an overlay of FOOD MINISTRY.  How about a Dudeism Food Ministry Card for any of us helping out, especially for groups like ours that distribute food to a wide range of shelters, food banks, and individuals.  The card I currently have is only from one that we asked for ID from.

So, who can whip up a card that could be laminated with a space to put in the person's name "Rand Um Person"?  I could provide privately a picture of my badge as an example, but essentially something Dudely with FOOD MINISTRY on it.

This is our concern, dude; What exactly needs to be on the card, what text?

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 07:56:51 AM »
J, yeah we can help with that card idea. Give me a little bit to kick it around.

On a related note, I also see food as key to dudeism and civilization, thus I have joined forces with a food based charity, I am starting the process to have 10% of my gross retail sales go to No Kid Hungry. I have been known to help out Jeff's Zen group who are also involved with No Kid Hungry, last summer we put on a showing of A Place at the Table. And Ari, Bernie Glassman's student is now running their food bank, slightly different plan than the usual food bank, they run what are called All Eat Cafes. I wrote about them for the Dudes[paper last summer.

So yeah, today's goal is to get my ebay donation store up an running, get some of that right livelihood goin' on.

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 08:40:36 AM »
J, yeah we can help with that card idea. Give me a little bit to kick it around.

On a related note, I also see food as key to dudeism and civilization, thus I have joined forces with a food based charity, I am starting the process to have 10% of my gross retail sales go to No Kid Hungry. I have been known to help out Jeff's Zen group who are also involved with No Kid Hungry, last summer we put on a showing of A Place at the Table. And Ari, Bernie Glassman's student is now running their food bank, slightly different plan than the usual food bank, they run what are called All Eat Cafes. I wrote about them for the Dudes[paper last summer.

So yeah, today's goal is to get my ebay donation store up an running, get some of that right livelihood goin' on.

 

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2013, 11:10:04 AM »
Launched. In between shoveling for Snow-maggedon up here in Maine.

First offerings are my new piece, The Dude's White Russian Glass.


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10% of sales go to No Kid Hungry. It is risky but I am hoping that it spurs enough additional business that the loss in profit wont be that bad. I am not raising prices, just cutting off a chunk to help out, I will still make full price on custom orders so it should be alright.

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2013, 01:30:36 PM »
The card I have has a picture of the food bank building and:

[Name of organization]
FOOD MINISTRY
[my name]

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 02:08:42 AM »
The card I have has a picture of the food bank building and:

[Name of organization]
FOOD MINISTRY
[my name]

Got your message, jdurand dude. Is revgms going to handle it?  8)

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 12:32:47 PM »
He was going to think about it.  He may run off screaming, fix a large drink, soak in a tub, and/or work on the card.

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2013, 01:05:35 PM »
He was going to think about it.  He may run off screaming, fix a large drink, soak in a tub, and/or work on the card.

How about this?........

Name in white box upper left hand corner, Food ministry name in white box below.





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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 01:48:56 PM »
That's a possibility.  Why didn't *I* think of the store scene?  Duh...  Now if there was a scene with him getting 20 cases (40 pounds each) of bananas that would have been us this last weekend...

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2013, 01:53:10 PM »
My wife just suggested changing the upper left box to Dudeism or Dudeist and just having a box for the person's name.

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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2013, 02:41:33 PM »
My wife just suggested changing the upper left box to Dudeism or Dudeist and just having a box for the person's name.

Like this? 8)






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Re: Food Bank
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2013, 03:15:43 PM »
I'll run it past my boss, she's currently cooking up some game bits for the chickens.

 

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