OP Delivered, and then some…
So around 23 hours ago I made this comment. A bit of quick backstory here:
Our college has a "food debit" system. You are required to pay money into a "food" account, and if you don't use all the money before the end of the semester they keep the extra. My first instinct was to basically buy as many milanos and nutella as I could, since it was nearly the end of the semester. Why nutella and milanos? Mainly because they're awesome. However, I don't know if you've ever bought 40 jars of nutella but it's actually disgusting. Maybe not the taste, but the sheer amount is off-putting.
That being said I kind of wanted to get rid of them, but just throwing them at people in the hallway was boring so I posted on imgur instead, which lead to the comment...
@becomingabutterfly made a really cool suggestion, and it somewhat struck me how I never really thought about it before. So I googled around and found a place that would accept food donations. But I wasn't going to just be leaving them some nutella, and so the fun begins...
We cleaned out the local store (really, a small market) of all their pasta, canned soup, etc. That was a fun time getting everything cashed out. My roommate helped me with moving things to my car.
It filled my trunk completely!
We had to count out all of the boxes and cans once we arrived there. The totals of what I purchased were:
130 cans of pasta, soup, and the like.
54 boxes of pasta
10 jars of nutella (of course!)
2 jars of peanut butter
Which came to a grand total of $453.13 spent towards the food provided here.
Paul is a worker at the kitchen who helped me with unloading, counting, and putting away all of the food that I brought in. He turned out to be a really awesome dude, and had a couple stories about working in the kitchen (but mostly about a lot of the nice people that come in there!)
A little bit of timestamp. I feel like nutella santa
Edit: I just wanted to put out my thanks for everyone's positive feedback! http://imgur.com/gallery/pEcdX
Read more: http://imgur.com/gallery/3DI4X