Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yet Another University Club Luncheon -
This Time with a Good Cause in Mind

Last Wednesday
we had our third Luncheon of the year.

This time we had invited Mr. Julio Alonso,
the director of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank,
to be our speaker for our luncheon.

This was especially important to me as 
I know from my Internet friends that the option of
being able to take leftover unused restaurant food
and distribute that to needy families is most often illegal
in other parts of the US.

You would be shocked to know how much restaurants
and grocery stores have to throw out each 
and every day,
simply because there is no other

Unless your local food bank has been able to 
work with the local health department and been 
able to convince the restaurants and the retailer,
then all that food goes to waste.

And yes, in this day of litigation,
the food bank strives to reassure the donors that
under the Federal rules of something or other
or the Good Samaritan Act
that the restaurant and retailers
cannot be held liable for the donated goods.

Now, on to the food we got to eat.

On the menu was a traditional spinach salad
with sliced hard-boiled egg, mushrooms and
red onion with ranch dressing.

For the entree we had a choice between
Indiana Pot Roast with carrots, celery and onions
over horseradish mashed potatoes

or a baked acorn squash stuffed with wild rice,
spinach and mushroom pilaf in saffron 
and potato chowder.

Obviously I chose the pot roast.

Dessert was a warm peach cobbler.

Lunch was good
and our speaker told us about how
Hoosier Hills Food Bank
works hard to take "the hunger out of poverty."

The members who attended the luncheon 
donated non-perishable food items to the 
food bank.

All in all, it was a good day for a good cause.

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