Auction for Thanksgiving Food Bank
Carol Carpenter
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I just read an article in the paper about how the local Salvation Army and other food banks are overwhelmed at the increase of people who are in line at the soup kitchens this year or applying for a Thanksgiving turkey. I am sure it is the same all over the country.

So I am going to donate 50% of all the funds from this auction to the Food for Free organization in Cambridge, MA (foodforfree.org). What I like about their model is that instead of the usual collecting canned goods, they send drivers around to rescue produce and baked goods from grocery stores, farmers markets and bakeries and other places that would normally throw out their excess food. (Plus I regularly walk past their center and never donated so now I can feel less guilty )

I will post a follow-up to let everyone know how much I donated!

Simply leave a comment under the game with your bid amount.

You pay shipping; I'll send it as cheaply as possible.

At the end of the auction, the item will be placed on reserve for the winner in the BGG marketplace, and the winner will purchase it through there.

Open to all geeks worldwide.


Auction ends some time Tue night, Nov.11.

UPDATE: Thank you everyone for bidding! The total was $186, so 50% of that, or $93 will go to the food bank. Oh heck, I'll just round it up to an even $100 donation!

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