Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-30-2008, 09:51 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Winnetka, IL
Posts: 2
Food Bank

A number of us from the North Shore volunteered at a food bank yesterday and today. It was quite interesting. Our neighbor's sister is visiting from Boston and she had the kindness to help us out.

Some things I never knew about food collection:

1. They can't accept food if ingredients aren't listed on the packaging. This means no home canned products. This also means that some individual packets of things like Easy Mac and sometimes oatmeal can't be accepted unless the box..which lists the ingredients is attached.


2. No jarred baby food. Not Even the sealed kind. They were concerned with contaminants getting up under the lid.

3. Despite what the expiration date says... undamaged canned goods will last 20-30 years, or so they say.

4. People donate a lot of tunafish and mac&cheese, I'm not sure why these items are so popular.

5. People donate some terribly old items. I won the prize for unpacking oldest and most unusual food item. The oldest was a box of jello pudding mix that was dated '1981'. Their record for oldest item was 1979, and the most unusual item was a can of grass jelly.
__________________
巧言令色, 鲜矣仁!

Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. ---Confucius
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-30-2008, 09:59 PM
Chad300tdt's Avatar
Benzless Scoutmaster
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Wales, PA
Posts: 4,001
Your a swell person Trakehner.

I just googled grass jelly and found out these interesting tidbits:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_jelly


Quote:
Grass jelly drinks are very popular amongst Vietnamese women; they are believed to enhance fertility, this is caused by the high levels of estrogen contained in the grass's root.
Quote:
Plain grass jelly is mixed in various kinds of desserts, such as ice kacang and cendol. It is also mixed with soy milk to produce a milky white liquid with black strands in it, a drink known as Michael Jackson in South-East Asia.
__________________
Chad
2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE
1998 Acura 3.0 CL
OBK#44
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

SOLD
1985 300TD - Red Dragon
1986 300SDL - Coda
1991 - 300TE
1995 - E320
1985 300CD - Gladys
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-30-2008, 10:06 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
Kraft Foods reported higher than expected 2nd Q earnings . . . signs that consumers are increasing their pantry holdings "Kraft Dinner" in these economic times. Oreos and DiGornio pizza might mean folks are hunkering down.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page