I am so excited to say that in 12 hours we were able to organize and collect 43 pounds of food for C-CAP's food pantry! Just think of what we could accomplish if we really planned and plotted.
I dropped a box off at McAlister's Deli yesterday morning (to take advantage of their Free Tea Day) and asked friends on Facebook to bring some non-perishables when they stopped in to eat. It was great! My father-in-law and I brought everything to C-CAP this morning and we are hoping to get more donations this weekend.
I spoke with the women at C-CAP about dropping donation boxes around town so that C-CAP can get a steadier stream of food. If we can get local businesses to agree to have a donation box, hopefully we can get some advertising for them. If we can get a radio spot for C-CAP then we can mention the locations where donations are available. Same with the local TV channels. I need just need to plan ahead for this one.
Thanks for everyone who helped pitch in! I am planning on getting empty boxes from Martin's and then wrapping them in kraft paper and decorating them. Anyone who is crafty and would like to help - I will provide the refreshments!