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MartyB Mar 11, 2009 07:52 AM

We received way too much mishloach manot junk food and rather than throw it in the garbage is there any place in the 5 towns where one can drop it off? I feel rather guilty if the unhealthy junk foods go to unsuspecting children who don't know better. I would rather that it go to people whose matzev is such that junk food is better than no food.

There should be community programs to provide such a service. I noticed in the FiveTownsShuls email list a bunch of posts from people looing to unload their excess mishloach manot.

  1. queenscook Mar 15, 2009 09:48 AM

    For anyone reading this today, Sunday only, in the area of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, there will be a
    TOMCHEI SHABBOS POST-PURIM DROP OFF
    Sunday, March 15, 12:00 noon-4:00 PM
    Any extra UNOPENED, PACKAGED food, fruit or beverages with proper rabbinic supervision (no home baked goods, please) can be dropped off at 72-42 137th St., ONLY ON SUNDAY, MARCH 15, at the above hours.

    I'm bringing over about half of what I received. I keep things like grape juice and wine, and other "useful" stuff, and I can't give away the home-baked stuff (but my colleagues at work usually appreciate that I bring that stuff in), but most of the real candy-type junk goes to Tomchei Shabbos. I also use this opportunity to go through my cabinets and pantry to get rid of stuff I bought and don't want anymore or overbought on; this year it's tons of packages of microwave popcorn and cans of tuna fish.

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      queenscook Mar 7, 2010 08:32 AM

      As I posted last year . . .

      For anyone reading this today, Sunday only, in the area of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, there will be a
      TOMCHEI SHABBOS POST-PURIM DROP OFF
      Sunday, March 7, 12:30 -4:00 PM
      Any extra UNOPENED, PACKAGED food, fruit or beverages with proper rabbinic supervision (no home baked goods, please) can be dropped off at 72-42 137th St., ONLY ON SUNDAY, MARCH 7, at the above hours. Anything dropped off later will be thrown out.

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      shanirum Mar 11, 2009 02:21 PM

      Jep LI has several drop off points throughout the 5 towns. I know the schools, the white shul among others have boxed for drop off. Call their office for all locations

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        MartyB Mar 11, 2009 04:36 PM

        A posting in the FiveTownsShuls list would be in order.

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          berel Mar 11, 2009 05:05 PM

          there was a posting about it on the list with a phone #

          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FiveTow...

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            MartyB Mar 11, 2009 05:26 PM

            I miissed that one "After Purim-donate costumes". I usually look at the header and if it appears relevant read the rest. I did not have Purim costumes to donate.

            This proves the point that it is very important to compose your header correctly if not your message will not get to the intended audience. Unless they really didn't need the candy, just the costumes.

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              berel Mar 11, 2009 05:32 PM

              I think they were concentrating on the costumes because of the fire they had

              you could always email Rabbi Shenker and suggest he put another post on the 5towns list about the candy with the correct heading

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                berel Mar 12, 2009 06:53 AM

                I guess Marty did

                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FiveTow...

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        veggielover Mar 11, 2009 01:19 PM

        I bring it to work where it goes to knowing adults :-)

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          websterhall1994 Mar 11, 2009 01:05 PM

          Young Israel of Woodmere will have containers to donate the candy to JEP, set up in the next few days. Yes, it is going to go to children, but JEP uses it in their kiruv programs, so it's for a good cause.

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            MartyB Mar 11, 2009 01:40 PM

            My daughter volunteers at one of the Manhattan hospitals children’s cancer clinic and will be bringing them most of the goodies; provided her Stern College roommates don’t find them first :) Probably will leave out all those bulky Potato/Corn Chips bags.

            I guess junk food is kids food.

          2. berel Mar 11, 2009 10:24 AM

            start a junk food gemach

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              sima Mar 11, 2009 10:39 AM

              a junk food gemach will only perpetuate junk in the trunk
              (which we are trying to avoid before pesach)

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              shoelace Mar 11, 2009 08:28 AM

              the met coucil delivers food to frum families, you could contact them

              theres also a kosher food pantry, i think in massapequa, ill be seeing someone who volunteers there on sunday and will get the info from him

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