Posted by Kaitlin Tito on May 01, 2020
Hi everyone!
Here are the notes from yesterday's meeting:
  • A check has been mailed to Apex Youth Connection
  • Apex is hoping to re-open the kids' bike program soon
  • Susan has the information for Saco & Biddeford food pantries and will mail a check to each
  • The Saco food pantry has received 143 donations YTD, compared to 43 at this time last year
  • The senior food program at the community center costs about $500-600 per event and proceeds go to restaurant that prepared the meal
  • This week's event is sponsored by the Saco food pantry
  • Marty volunteers at Seeds of Hope on Fridays - he will confirm they received their check
  • Conrad attempted to purchase gift cards from Hannaford but they do not have tobacco/liquor/lottery restricted cards at this time
  • Marty sent updated Stone Soup contact info to Brenda (not sure if she has contacted them yet)
  • A thank you note was received from the Volunteers of America
  • "Flash mobs" might be a good idea when businesses re-open
  • We should attempt to support local businesses as much as possible
  • Concerns include logistical issues (number of people) as well as how to choose which businesses to support
  • Gift card mobs would be an acceptable way around occupancy limits, but not all businesses allow online purchase
  • Social media to be used when possible to promote our actions (such as veterans home donation)
  • We will add Chamber of Commerce's list of restaurants open for delivery to site/social media for increased visibility
  • Haley mentioned the backpack program as a potential grantee - they provide kids with necessities not covered by free breakfast & lunch
  • Don thinks it might be a good idea to sit on the last $1,000
  • The Board of Directors meeting is next week - we will hold off on any decisions until after the meeting
  • CJ will call Market Basket regarding tobacco/liquor/lottery restricted gift cards
  • Don will call Shaw's regarding tobacco/liquor/lottery restricted gift cards
  • Marty to reach out to Cat Anglea of Bon Appetit/Second Congregational Church
  • Marty also checking in with Stone Soup
  • Our meeting takes place next week at the usual time, 3 PM
  • The Courier ran a piece this week about Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club (and included a quote from Conrad!)
Thank you,
Kaitlin L. Tito REALTORĀ® | Notary Public
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