Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dog Food for Human Food

One of the best things about our local IT community is that people are so helpful. It doesn't matter if you have a JavaScript question, are a usergroup newbie, or just want to meet other tech pros. Someone is always willing to help. This isn't limited to helping ourselves either. Many companies and individuals regularly take time out of their schedules to volunteer. They participate in events like GiveCamp, teach others to code, and work at area food pantries and homeless shelters.

With this in mind, when the Dog Food Con steering committee proposed a food drive called Dog Food for Human Food, I immediately loved the idea. I have high hopes that our helpful IT community will make this a success.

Food drive participation is simple. All you have to do is bring non-perishable items to the conference. We will have donation drop-off boxes near the registration desk. After the conference, volunteers will donate everything to Groceries-to-Go and Mid-Ohio Foodbank. LifeCare Alliance's Groceries-to-Go serves clients of the Columbus Cancer Clinic and Project OpenHand. Mid-Ohio Food Bank collects and distributes food to over 550 food pantries and local charities.

Both organizations welcome donations of virtually any non-perishable goods. But they also gave me a list of their most wanted items. These include:

  • Canned fruits (in juice or light syrup)
  • Canned soups & stews
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Pasta & pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna & other canned meat

Thank you in advance for participating!

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