I just found out yesterday that we are going to be starting a canned food drive at work TODAY. (Yes, we do everything last minute there – that’s how we roll!) I believe that the food we collect will be going to benefit the homeless, but it may actually just be going to some of our Admissions Reps that didn’t meet their goals last month…I’m not 100% sure.
Anyway, if anyone is in my local area (you know who you are!), has some canned items sitting around that you know you’re never actually going to eat, and would like to donate them to the cause, let me know. The drive ends on November 21st. (Oh, and just to be clear, Jen, I’m not taking anything out of Dave’s pantry that isn’t CLEARLY marked with a non-expired expiration date. Especially not frosting. lol) I’m going to try and find out today if it really has to be cans only, or if it can be any non-perishable food item.
I went through my own pantry last night looking to see what I might be able to donate, and wound up on a quest to clean and reorganize. When I was done, I had 2 cans that I could donate, and 7 or 8 that might cause some poor homeless person to contract a nice case of botulism. I had 2 cans of beef broth that had expired in 2003 or 2004…not quite sure why. I think the oldest thing I threw away had expired in 2001. It was baking powder, so I don’t think it would have killed anyone, but I’m sure it wouldn’t have done its job anymore, either.
The funny thing is, I moved here in 2005, so why did I bring expired food with me???