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Postby boghog on Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:27 am

(Double post to let people know there's new info in here...)

Hey, all.

Just a reminder: we're in the long stretch between the Easter and Thanksgiving holidays. This is normally the "lean time" for food banks.

But, with our help, it doesn't have to be this way. Remember that for we Pastafarians, every Friday is a holiday! What better way to celebrate it than to share the Holy Meal with the less fortunate?

Imagine the impact if each of us gave just one packet of spaghetti or one small jar of sauce every Friday:

- A 1 lb packet of spaghetti is 450 noodles
- Giving one per week for a year would add up to 23 400 noodles
- If 42 people did this, we'd be at Doc's goal of 1 000 000 noodles within a year.

So take up the challenge, and remember that one of the virtues of Pastafarianism is that you're never more than a week away from a Holy Day: it's ALWAYS holiday season!

So go out, get some pasta and find your local food bank!
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:22 pm

Update on #'s in place... feel free to check the math!

Calculated at 450 N/lb and 1000 N/L for pasta and sauce, respectively.
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Postby Sir Francis Drake on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:53 pm

Excellent idea, making our Pastafarian holy day also a giving day. What's a good website for locating food banks? Or should we just go by our locales?
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:10 pm

Direct sharing of the Holy Meal on Fridays is also encouraged... why not cook up a big pot of spaghetti for someone who's likely to go hungry?

I know that food banks are non-existant in some areas, although ubiquitous up here.
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Postby boghog on Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:07 pm

Big news!

I've started a list of food bank dropoff locations! Please post the ones near you (or that you find through Google) so area Pastafarians know where to contribute to the cause!
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Postby Alpaca on Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:43 pm

Ah! And I need to really get the thermometer of progress updated.

Edit: Updated!
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Postby boghog on Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:35 pm

Cool!

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Postby boghog on Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:16 pm

Ahoy!

Hey Doc & Alpaca - more for the tally board and Ye Thermometer of Progrefse!

- qty-1 x 3 kg (6.6 lbs) rotini

Mmm... Yarr...
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Postby Alpaca on Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:09 am

You'll have to get doc to calculate how much that comes out to. I just plug the numbers into my thermometer.
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:45 am

Rule o' thumb is 1 g = 1 noodle, so that's 3000!

I'd better play catchup... I'm thinking about doing some volunteer work with Food Not Bombs this weekend, cooking for the homeless. PERFECT cause for a Pastafarian, and I might pick up some vegetarian recipes.

EDIT: Mark me down for 2 hrs of volunteer... among other things we did a vegan lasagna - I made the sauce. :D
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Postby boghog on Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:41 pm

Yarr! I'm back from me plunderin'.

Mark me down for another 680 ml of piratey spaghetti sauce and 5 pounds of the finest spaghetti from the South Seas.

Yarr.

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Postby boghog on Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:37 am

Yarr... more pasta-y plunderin':

- qty-2 x 900 g gnocci

Yarr.

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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:24 pm

Updated. I need to get s'more pasta! :mrgreen:
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Postby anthrobabe on Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:57 pm

On of our homeless outreach programs here in LR lost their lease(it was due to neighbor complaints about homeless ppl contaminating their ritzy neighborhood or some such shit) because they owner caved to pressure so now they are back under the bridge doentown--No more luxury of washing hands or using a flush toilet for those loosers, I hope you all know I am being snarky!

I am going to noodle them this afternoon-- I think though that dry pasta will be hard for them to deal with so I'm not sure what I will do but I'll be there.

I think the main group doing this is the River City Ministry( an example of ppl putting their money where their mouths are not just wearing WWJD tee shirts)
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Postby boghog on Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:11 pm

That sucks for the homeless shelter (and the homeless who were previously there), but it's good you've gotten involved.

And you don't necessarily have to give away dry pasta. I believe that was suggested (besides the obvious FSM inspiration) mainly because most food banks like to receive non-perishables.

BTW - if you know of any food bank dropoff locations that other Little Rockians (what do you call someone from Little Rock? Little Rockers? :fsm_rock: ) can use, feel free to post some details here.

But I for one am glad to have you aboard. Fresh meat! Hooray!

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