Hi Skepticon people!
Last year, we had a Food Pantry, and it phenomenally successful. So, of course, we’re having it again!
Where: Lobby of the main hall
Why: Our attendees should not go hungry just because they are financially disadvantaged, and because our attendees are incredibly generous to their fellow attendees
How: The hotel is awesome, and gives us a microwave and an urn of hot water. We will not have access to a way to keep things cold.
If you are able, please bring items to donate to the Food Pantry! For each item you bring, you will receive 1 free raffle ticket (limit 5 tickets.) Good food to bring: Fresh or canned/packaged fruit; ready-to-eat soups (not condensed); chili; “instant” foods like Cup-a-Noodles, mac & cheese cups, etc; single serving peanut butter & crackers, cheese & crackers, tuna or chicken salad & crackers, etc; single serving packages of snack foods: dried fruit, raisins, cereal, nuts, trail mix, crackers, jerky, etc; granola bars; oatmeal or Cream of Wheat packets. Also needed are paper bowls (not styrofoam, they melt in the microwave), plastic spoons and forks, and napkins or paper towels. If you’re able to accommodate dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free, diabetic, etc, that would be super awesome. If you donate a special item, please notify us when you drop off so we can set it aside for someone who needs such an item.
If you are hungry, please come by for a snack or a meal. No questions are asked, the Food Pantry is open if you need it. As long as the doors to the conference center are open, the Food Pantry is available (e.g., late into the night Friday and Saturday.)
At the end of the conference, any food left over is offered to the Skepticon community to take home. Anything left after that is donated to Ozarks Food Harvest.
Skepticon loves all our attendees, and we want you to be happy! This is just a little way that we can help get you there.
PS – Donating food items is amazingly awesome. Donating money is too. Do what you can!