Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Let Them Eat Quiche

It was in May 2006. Leah, then a student at the University of Maryland, came to Manna on Main Street with a couple trays of quiche. Then a few days later she arrived with more... then a week later, even more. She finally explained that she was working on a project - an art sculpture for school. Each day she would take eggs, poke a hole in each end and use a syringe to blow-out the egg. Leah would then bake the shells to strengthen than, and rather than waste the eggs, decided to make quiche for Manna's guests. Not only was she creative in her project, she also stretched her thinking in what good she could do with the "waste". Perhaps we can all think a little harder on how we can contribute... take the left-overs in our lives and put them to better use.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cinco de Mayo meets Mayo de Sinko

Each year Manna on Main Street celebrates Cinco de Mayo by asking groups to collect jars of mayonnaise for our food pantry. We ask groups to take this on as a project and encourage them to decorate the jars with a Mexican theme. This year 8th & 9th grade students from Tohickon Middle School in Doylestown participated and provided mayo with some very cool decorations. Some of the folks who came in for food were a little puzzled at first when they saw their food had dresses, hats and eyeballs, but they appreciated having mayonnaise available (most folks don't think of donating it). So in the end, the students had fun and our clients enjoyed it as well.