Town Square

Post a New Topic

Help Miki's Mkt Employees & Other 'Gap Households"

Original post made by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Midtown, on Mar 31, 2013

Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Provides Groceries to Gap Households

This story contains 228 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (3)

Like this comment
Posted by CJR_ CINDY
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Thank You!

Like this comment
Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Old Palo Alto
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".

Like this comment
Posted by Neighbors Helping Neighbors
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm

                              "NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS"
                                     MONTHLY FOOD COLLECTION


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.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 10,165 views

Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 12 comments | 5,681 views

Holiday LEGO Show
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,988 views

New traditions in an ancient land
By Sally Torbey | 2 comments | 755 views

Top 6 Issues Effecting Seniors to keep an eye on as Donald Trump takes over
By Max Greenberg | 2 comments | 299 views