Open mike 25/12/2013

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, December 25th, 2013 - 19 comments
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19 comments on “Open mike 25/12/2013”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Merry Christmas everyone.

    If you are thinking of spreading the love around and donating to a food bank today here is a list of things to consider giving:

    “1. Spices.

    Think about it. People who rely on the food bank eat a lot of canned food, rice, oatmeal, white bread, etc. They love spices. Seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, oregano, basil and so on.

    2. Feminine Products.

    Can you imagine being worried about affording these? Pads, tampons, panty liners, etc. Recommended: Buy in bulk at Costco for donating.

    3. Chocolate.

    People don’t need it, but think about being in their shoes and how nice it would be to be given a chocolate bar or brownie mix along with your essentials.

    4. Toiletries.

    Grocery stores are great about donating surplus or unsold food, but they have no reason to donate toilet paper, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc. Food stamps often don’t cover these.

    5. Canned meats and jerky.

    This isn’t true of all food banks, but some struggle to give users enough protein.

    6. Crackers and tortillas.

    They don’t spoil and everybody likes them.

    7. Baby toiletries.

    Diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby shampoo, baby soap, baby food, bottles, etc.

    8. Soup packets.

    Sometimes you look at rice, beans, instant potatoes, and cans of vegetable and think, “What do I make with this?” Hearty soup is a complete meal.

    9. Socks.

    From a former homeless person: “Socks mean the world to you. They keep you warm, make you feel like you have something new, and just comfort you.”

    10. Canned fruit other than pineapple.

    Food banks get a lot of pineapple donated. Their clients love it when other kinds of fruit are available.

    And remember! Food banks love cash donations because it allows them to buy whatever they need!”

  2. Colonial Viper 2

    Good on ya MS. Merry Christmas.

  3. platitude..platitude..platitude..

    ..bah humbug..!


    phillip ure..

  4. KJT 4

    Merry Christmas, Happy midsummer festival ( For the non religious).

  5. Tracey 5

    Merry christmas and remember the gcsb is the only govt dept that listens to the people.

  6. joe90 6

    A merry Xmas to my friends and may the your deity of choice shine upon you and your whanau.

    Aroha nui.

  7. Sanctuary 7

    A merry Xmas to the Standardistas!

  8. Tracey 8

    Thanks blue leopard thought you woukd enjoy that

  9. Philj 9

    Thanks Tracey
    GCSB for God.
    Omniscient and omnipotent.
    Can’t wait to vote for a change of dictatorship.

  10. greywarbler 11

    Hope Christmas was a great time together with your people and that New Year and all 2014 brings what we all want. I am just watching the Muppet Telethon where they got together for a show to raise big money. How about a Left telethon for 2014! Let’s all be winning Muppets.

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