You Can Help Feed the Hungry

... with a donation of nonperishable foods at the Alibi offices. (Get it? Can?)

The Alibi is once again participating in the Roadrunner Food Bank 2005 Holiday Food Drive. Starting today (Tuesday) and running through Tuesday, Nov. 15 we'll have a big blue barrel in the lobby of our offices at 413 Central NW to accept your donations, should you be feeling generous while in the neighborhood. Here are a few practical tips to keep in mind this giving season:

DONATE

Nonperishable items

Foods you like to eat

Cash (for each $1 you donate, Roadrunner can distribute $16 worth of food!)

Some of the most-needed items are:

Canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, cereal, sugar, pastas, soups, canned entrees, boxed meals, cooking oil, dried pinto beans, peanut butter and rice

Foods for kids can include:

Pudding cups, peanut butter crackers, chocolate milk (boxed), granola bars, beans and wieners (pop top can), applesauce, Vienna sausage, animal crackers, boxed juices, raisins, chicken noodle soup, macaroni and cheese, individual boxes of cereal, cheez ’n' breadsticks

DON'T DONATE

Home-canned or jarred products (I think this poses a health risk)

Cans without labels. All donations must be in their original packaging with proper labels

Opened products

When possible, plastic containers are preferable to glass ones

Perishable foods are accepted only at the food bank location (2645 Baylor SE, 247-2052)

Frozen items or fresh produce are accepted at American Home (corner of Carlisle and Menaul) only from Nov. 12-19.

I also suggest you visit the Roadrunner Food Bank website at [link] for more useful giving information, hunger statistics, volunteer opportunities and more.

Remember—you can make a difference!