Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday Mornings Groceries

© visual st paul
This is what I do Monday mornings.  A good friend of mine volunteers as a cook for Monday Night Supper at a Minneapolis church, which provides dinners for homeless kids and young adults.  Many businesses donate left-over food that the cooks create into wonderful meals.  She and I go to a local bakery each Monday morning to pick up the donated bread and pastries.  Alex, the young man, usually helps us cart the food to her car and then loads it in the trunk for us.  Community service at its best...all around.  No, I do not cook with her, but enjoy our Monday morning jaunts to collect the food after we enjoy our own coffee and pastries.

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27 comments:

  1. I made a couple of loaves of zucchini bread this past weekend.

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  2. Kudos to you and your friend for collecting the baked goods and making sure the homeless get something to eat. Wonderful!

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  3. Oh, I forgot to thank you for the poem that describes the kingfisher's hunt for fish so very well. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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  4. A great way to give back. I'm sure they are thankful to have you help.

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  5. Kudos to you for reaching out in your community. This is always nice to see and read about!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  6. Nice that the left over bread is given to those in need. Doing for other's is a rewarding and commendable task.

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  7. Good for all! Nice to see the young man, Alex, participating in volunteer work at a young age.

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  8. Great way to spend time with a friend and to experience good service from the donor bakery.

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  9. I came over because of the wonderful poem about the kingfisher that you posted in the comment section of East Gwillimbury cameragirl's blog. I absolutely loved that. What a wonderful thing to do on a Monday morning. It seems as if it would start your week off in the perfect way. by giving.

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  10. aww. thank you for helping this great effort!

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  11. Excellent community service. Thank you Kate.

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  12. That is a nice way to give back a bit to the community and the coffee and pastries afterward is a wonderful plus! Kudos to you and all involved.

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  13. Enjoying one's volunteerism is a triple bonus, for the cause, for the recipients, and for the donors/volunteers.

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  14. That's a good program to be involved in. A local bakery where I live donates everything left over to food banks and homeless kitchens each day since they sell daily fresh baked goods. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  15. I love that kind of charitable work.
    Yummy fresh bread for the meals..what could be better?

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  16. Takes a GREAT effort to feed a community.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  17. That is nice you volunteer with the nice smelling fresh bread.

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  18. So good to see how much they're donating! I really hate to see anything wasted and food is one of the worst.

    What a nice way to start off a week, giving back.

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  19. It was a terribly hot day to be out getting food! Glad you could enjoy some treats together, too.

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  20. My hat is off to you for volunteering, Kate. I always feel self-indulgent when I read about the good that other people do.

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  21. I really like to think that most restaurants donate their leftover food to charity.

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  22. Great to lend a helping hand whenever you can. I haven't yet made my monthly donation to the church's food pantry, and time is running out. Thanks for the reminder!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  23. You do a great job collecting food for the homeless people. Such a shame that this needs to be done.
    Thanks for this post.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  24. What a wonderful thing you do. God Bless You! This morning I stopped by a new little coffee café in our town, and had an orange/almond Crescent pastry. To die for!!! How nice you get a pastry and coffee as you deliver the goods.

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  25. Super positive post Kate!

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