Help Miki's Mkt Employees & Other 'Gap Households"
Original post made by Neighbors Helping Neighbors on Mar 31, 2013
RE: MIKI's Market Employees Who Live in Palo Alto
Dear former Miki's employees, perhaps you remember our group placed food drive collection barrels @ Miki's Nov. 2012 - Jan. 15,2013. Those of you who live within Palo Alto please contact us if you need groceries. We provide one week of groceries per month. We will treat you sensitively and confidentcially.
If you are now at the low income or poverty level, we can make referrals so you can get additional assistance.
MESSAGE TO OUR MORE FINANCIALLY STABLE RESIDENTS
We are so grateful to Palo Alto residents who dropped off superior quality foods in our barrels @ Miki's during the food drive. We now have an on-going
"Monthly Food Collection" program. Fresh, canned & packaged foods maybe dropped off @ Midtown Center parking lot next to Wells Fargo ATM. Come first Saturday of the month, 4/06, 5/04, 6/01, 7/06 and 8/3.
Please help us help these Miki's employees who are our neighbors. And our other 'gap households'. Checks and grocery store cards accepted.
Very Concerned, let's be part of the solution for our neighbors,
Mo.Food Collection Program Chair
P.S. "Its Pat" in Midtown - Please contact us right aways. We do not want to see your famly going without.
on Mar 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm
on Apr 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm
There are actually a lot of us in the $200,000 to $300,000 range who are spe ding half or more of their take home pay on a mortgage. Add in a kid in college, or a kid or two on childcare, plus two car pay nets, and Whoops! There is very little left for food or clothing.
Unless you are a billionaire, the standard of living here is the pits. So many of us live in substandard homes on substandard lots, three generations to a house, just so our kids can do better than we are doing now by getting a better education than we received. If successful, we hope this will break the cycle of "middle-class poverty".
on Apr 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm
"NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS"
MONTHLY FOOD COLLECTION
RE: VOLUNTEER ROLES & SHIFTS
Dear Neighbors, BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION. It's fun and you may even make. Some friends.
SELECT ONE OF THESE DATES
Please understand that we only meet on first Saturday of the month,
03/02, 04/06, 05/04, 6/01, 7/06 & 8/03
SELECT ONE OF THESE SHIFTS
Then select a shift (time) for each date you are available,
ORGANIZATIONS DROP OFF 10AM
If you are a school, brownie, girl scout, boy scout troop or backyard gardner, please drop off your food items right at 10 am.
FOOD SORTERS, shift 10 AM - 11 AM
During this shift, we will sort food by type.
FOOD BAGGERs, shift 11 AM - NOON, during this shift, we will put foods in grocery bags to be ready for our neighbors from our "gap households" to pick up. We will also label and prepare extra "wish list" foods to be delivered to a local food closet.
Part of the tasks will be to count all foods by type and write quaintities on the 'food chart'.
Grocery Bag Give-A-Ways NOON - 1 PM, Sorters & Baggers, will give filled bags of groceries to neighbors who have be asked to pick up their food.
DRIVERs' shift 12:30 PM - 1 PM. At about 12:30 pm, we will load up extra foods to be delivered to local food closet.
"FOOD DROP OFF LOCATION"
MIDTOWN CENTER parking lot
Next to Wells Fargo ATM 2700 Midtown Court
Plenty of parking or ride bikes (bike rakes available).
We must know who will volunteer and for what role, date and time. Also, please provide your cell phone number.
ALL BROWNIE, GIRL SCOUT & BOY SCOUT LEADERS, please provide us with the full names of your members and patents who will volunteer.