#yyj Twitter #Fooddrive Results & Update

Saturday December 4th saw the Victoria BC #yyj Twitter community join together in support of the Mustard Seed and Westshore Food Banks.  Rocky Mountain SoapFiber Options and Jamtots agreed to be our drop off spots.

Thanks to Scott McDonald  (aka @FootButterGuy) of Rocky Mountain Soap for the updates for Victoria proper(Megan from Fiber Options – now EcoEverythingBC – took the donations from her store to Scott).

There was a total of $146 in cash, 7 large bags and one very large plastic packing box of food.

Food items donated were:  mostly pasta, tuna (31 cans) and peanut butter but also fruit  cups, Xmas candies, chocolate, tea, granola bars – total pieces 213.

22 twitter people came in, among them:

@yukarip– thanks for having the initial idea of a Christmas and holiday season fundraiser Yukari






@toots11– thanks for tweeting from @ecoeverythingbc Janice



Scott apologizes for not getting the names of all.  “There were more but I didn’t catch them all, many came before I got

In addition out on the West Shore both @kevinaschenbren and@DustypupVI devoted their day to tweeting @Jamtots. Thanks Kevin and Cathy.

@wakemp and @RasheedBolade came in to make donations.

Quoting Scott “Would we do it again?  Absolutely. The Mustard Seed people were delighted.”

We’ll get updates from @Jamtots and report back soon.
Thanks again to everyone who participated. If your name is not on the above list, please let me know. I’d be happy to add you.

At the #victoriatweetup this morning we were already  discussing our next fundraising initiative – should it be another food drive (say in July) or back to school supplies in August or??  Give us your ideas.  Comments welcome.


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