Sunday, April 17, 2011

Feed the Hungry Dinners

It's been a while since I posted about our monthly Feed The Hungry Dinners at the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green.  Nothing has changed.  We still hold the dinners on the 3rd Monday of every month.  I'm still on kitchen duty.  We have the same volunteers and picked up a few new ones.

The dinners usually consist of:  Fruit cup, salad, main course and dessert and coffee.  For the main course we've served pasta with meat sauce, bread and butter; homemade chicken pot pie; corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and bread and butter; turkey breast with stuffing, vegetable, rolls and butter.

Bumble Bee Tuna

This is a pretty good story and a 'thumbs up' for Bumble Bee tuna.
Back in January I bought a can of Bumble Bee Tuna at the local supermarket.  The can wasn't dented nor did it appear damaged in any way.  Then one day I went to open the can and I noticed that the top was flexible.  I could press down on the top and it popped back up.  That's usually not good.  It's an indication of an improper seal.  I did not open the can.
So, I contacted Bumble Bee by email through their website.  They were quick to respond by email advising me that I would be contacted again.
A short time later I received a letter asking that I send the can of tuna to Bumble Bee's laboratory for examination.   A postage paid envelope was provided.  I sent the can of tuna to Bumble Bee.  Within about 2 weeks I received another letter advising me that an examination showed that inadequate vacuum had been drawn inside the can.  Bumble Bee also advised that I was correct in questioning the safety of the can.
Along with their letter, Bumble Bee sent 3 coupons for a free can of tuna and several .25 cents off coupons.
Thumbs up for Bumble Bee!