Notices

I'm going to jail today

Old 10-22-2020, 07:35 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Central Coastal Louisiana
Posts: 35
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 6 Posts
Default I'm going to jail today

When the stimulus checks were received a friend of mine decided to use his money to cook and box up a one time meal for first responders and medical personal. The first meal consisted of about 200 boxed meals delivered to the people. Obviously a large kitchen is needed so several organizations were contacted and response was yes anything they have is available for the meal use. All this was done with very few people knowing the story of who prepared or paid for the meals.

Word got out and what followed is nothing short of amazing. People were asking about where to send in a donation and it was explained this was a one time event and donations were not being accepted. Eventually my friend agreed to accept a few donations and cook another meal. There was enough money to prepare 300 meals this time for those who work a little further out.

Fast forward to today, the meal count has grown to 350 and there are enough donations to prepare one, sometimes two meals a month. About 12 volunteers are needed for each meal. There is a pool of 20 people people who help two of which are my wife and I..

This morning were are meeting a the local jail to use their enormous kitchen to prepare the 350 meals, so today I'm going to jail.
Old 10-22-2020, 07:37 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Suburb of Sugar Tit SC
Posts: 14,346
Received 9,222 Likes on 4,979 Posts
Default

Sweet. any inmates involved? Sounds like a good opportunity for them to see the greater good and opportunities for once they get outside the walls.
Old 10-22-2020, 07:38 AM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa Florida
Posts: 6,713
Received 3,167 Likes on 1,814 Posts
Default

dont drop the soap would be my advice!
Old 10-22-2020, 07:42 AM
  #4  
LMK
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Darien, Ga.
Posts: 128
Received 43 Likes on 29 Posts
Default

Awesome
Old 10-22-2020, 07:42 AM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Cozumel mostly, and Denton, Texas
Posts: 4,058
Received 1,171 Likes on 531 Posts
Default

Good work. Thanks.
Old 10-22-2020, 07:43 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 348
Received 401 Likes on 203 Posts
Default

Very kind of you to donate your time and efforts.
Old 10-22-2020, 07:44 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southeast Ct.
Posts: 1,098
Received 2,090 Likes on 994 Posts
Default

Excellent gesture!
Old 10-22-2020, 07:47 AM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Central Coastal Louisiana
Posts: 35
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

No inmates are involved, everything is being done by the 12 volunteer and paid for by donations.
Old 10-22-2020, 07:47 AM
  #9  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ocean City MD
Posts: 1,213
Received 279 Likes on 189 Posts
Default

Watch out for #47 and #3, they may be doing the Jailhouse Rock
Old 10-22-2020, 07:49 AM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NJ & Greenport LI
Posts: 864
Likes: 0
Received 304 Likes on 139 Posts
Default

That is fantastic. The media is so caught up with only showing the bad, so I love to hear about the good.

Local deli by me has had a steady stream of "donations" of people buying lunch spreads for the local hospital, police station, fire departments, EMTs, etc. He's certainly not making a ton of money on it (his choice, basically covering his expenses), but he says the gratitude from the recipients is outstanding.
Old 10-22-2020, 07:59 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Down the Bayou, South Louisiana
Posts: 481
Received 1,339 Likes on 595 Posts
Default

I hope you are blessed 100 fold for being a Good Samaritan. We need more people like you in this world.
Old 10-22-2020, 08:02 AM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northern Neck, VA
Posts: 6,385
Received 2,637 Likes on 1,305 Posts
Default

Great selfless act
Old 10-22-2020, 08:02 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hampstead, NC
Posts: 1,402
Received 372 Likes on 201 Posts
Default

I feel a little guilty I used mine on hookers and blow 🤫🤫😂😂
Old 10-22-2020, 08:08 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sugarloaf Key FL & and soon to be, Lake keowee SC
Posts: 2,050
Received 134 Likes on 96 Posts
Default

nice job! Good Karma back at ya!
Old 10-22-2020, 08:13 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,089
Received 1,314 Likes on 635 Posts
Default

I bought a cell phone with the first and expect a great deal on a gm product after receiving my second check.
Old 10-22-2020, 08:14 AM
  #16  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
spraynet 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sanford, FL
Posts: 7,450
Received 2,613 Likes on 1,231 Posts
Default

OP......1st off, Thank you for being part of the solution.

2nd.... There are many very generous folks here willing to give there time to help. If you post your location, you might just get more people to help out.

Just a suggestion!

Again.....Nice job!
Old 10-22-2020, 08:30 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: N.E. Tennessee
Posts: 487
Received 478 Likes on 206 Posts
Default

When I worked for a communications company, we regularly did radio service work in the local jail.
One time the owner and another guy were in the intake area where they brought in a bunch of women returning from the courthouse back to jail. The worker was out in the sally port while the owner was inside. It was lunch time so the jailers went to lunch leaving the women chained to the intake bench. They started having some fun with the owner who was terribly embarrassed and stuck in the intake area. The worker was out in the Sally port laughing knowing the suggestive abuse that the owner was taking. After lunch was over the worker showed the owner where the button was to unlock the door to the sally port.
Old 10-22-2020, 08:39 AM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,239
Received 714 Likes on 314 Posts
Default

Well done!
Old 10-22-2020, 09:31 AM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Lprizman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rhode island
Posts: 7,037
Received 4,799 Likes on 2,124 Posts
Default

Tremendous!!!!
Old 10-22-2020, 11:03 AM
  #20  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Central Coastal Louisiana
Posts: 35
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 6 Posts
Default


A 90 gal. pot. 40 lbs of noodles, 120 lbs of ground meat, and 6 gallons of sauce. Served 315 spaghetti meals

Located in South Louisiana

Last edited by rod and reel; 10-22-2020 at 11:06 AM. Reason: more text

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.