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Archives: January, 2009

Worried about recalled food?  January 23rd, 2009

This is a message that I received from one of our coordinators on campus. If you have questions about the peanut butter recall, she offers some good points and resources to be aware of.

Please be aware that there is currently a list of recalled food items that contain peanut butter or peanut butter paste. Visit this website and really look through the different links. These food items contain Salmonella and is a brutal process to overcome (I know, I’ve had it). A very short explanation of tainted food items are any food item that contains peanut butter that would have been manufactured industrially, ie., LARGE quantity. So, all of those little orange, square crackers filled with peanut butter (Austin is the brand), DON’T EAT THEM. Also, Little Debbie peanut butter crackers, cookies. Some NutriSystem products, the list is just huge, I can’t possibly hit all of them in an email. Crackers and cookies seem to be the main offenders.

So while you’re shopping for food drive items, please keep these brands in mind. Charity isn’t as fulfilling if the recipient ends up with their head in the toilet. 🙂

Thanks for checking out these lists and be very careful what you’re eating out there. Keep in mind, especially for Freshman, you ARE eating at institutional type restaurants (dorm food), every meal of the day. Unless you can VERIFY the source of your peanut butter, I would steer clear.

Cash – what to do with all that coin?  January 23rd, 2009

The cashiers office DOES have a change sorter so you can save yourself a trip to the bank! They only sort change in the afternoon, though, so please plan accordingly.

Thanks everyone who joined for the social on January 20. It was great to see so many folks ready to rally the troops to support our local Food Share.

News for January 12  January 12th, 2009

Jamba Juice, located at 2001 NW Monroe Avenue, is offering 20% of procedes in the month of February that can go to the Linn Benton Food Share! All you have to do is mention the Food Drive or the Food Share when making a purchase and their cash register system will ear mark 20% to be given at the end of the month. But you have to tell them that you want this to happen! Thanks Jamba Juice for helping to Feed the Need!

Coordinators: Jamba Juice is also offering colorful boxes for food collection. If you would like to use one or more of their boxes, please visit the store and ask for the manager (Ben).

Have you collected food at your event and want to get it in the hands of the needy as soon as possible? OSU Motor Pool is offering a food collection location for the entire month of February. That’s right, just pull under their awning (located at 3200 Campus Way) between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, and they will even unload it for you! Weigh in and receipts are available. *Regular Campus Freight pickups will still be available during the second half of the drive.* Thanks Justin for offering this convenient option for food raisers to empty their trunk!

Update – cash  January 6th, 2009

We are very excited to welcome the Cashiers Office to our food drive efforts. Why? Because they will be collecting all the cash donations! We’ll have a new donations ledger posted shortly that will include the details that are listed on your “Quick Reference” sheet for the exact procedure and location for taking your deposit. Payroll forms still come to University Events for tracking, and we’ll end up with the ledger, it’s just that the Cashiers Office will handle the bucks! (Thanks again cashiers crew!)