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icydog
11-02-2004, 03:18 PM
I just got an idea for a theme like the "stroller swap" on the budget board. Why don't we have a food swap? I am always leaving good food and supplies behind after our vacation is over. I just leave all the stuff in the room and figure the maid will use it. Well how much soda, water, bread, peanut butter etc., etc can she use? I bet most stuff gets tossed away. Why don't we post our food and supplies on the dis boards a day before we are scheduled to leave and offer our food/supplies to the next DVC members going down? It really is a sin all the food I personally waste, and I would love to pass it along. How does this sound to others???
Please post your feelings so I can get a handle on this. I think this could be a permanent part of the disbaords with other DVC member support.
Marylyn (from NJ and DVC member since 1992).

PaulaMurf
11-02-2004, 03:50 PM
We actually did the stroller swap last visit, and along with it, I passed on all my unopened foodstuff, plus some laundry supplies.

The only thing is, not all of us bring a computer on vacation - so posting the list might be a problem, and too - I think most people, unless we know each other, would only want unopened things.

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Paula in CT

DrTomorrow
11-02-2004, 03:50 PM
Interesting idea; it's been brought up before, along with the suggestion that extra food be donated to a local charity. DVC has been contacted, and they - for many reasons, including, I believe, liability - have declined to handle / provide a place for such food items.

And as much as I appreciate the DIS DVC "family", I don't know how comfortable I'd be using a half-opened jar of peanut butter from someone I don't know....

icydog
11-02-2004, 03:56 PM
Maybe you would be more comfortabe with only closed items. Personally I would have no problems with a opened peanut butter. I have grandkids and others have their own kids, why would we try to hurt them? I am more trusting, maybe too trusting, don't really know at this point!

Laurabearz
11-02-2004, 04:41 PM
I left two unopened 4 packs of wine coolers last trip... How about a unopened booze exchange....

crazywig
11-02-2004, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Laurabearz
I left two unopened 4 packs of wine coolers last trip... How about a unopened booze exchange....

i'd be up for that! http://members.aol.com/browrob549/emo/eatdrink003.gif

pmcpmc
11-02-2004, 07:19 PM
a wedding cake layer but I believe my son and his new wife may live on cake this week.

mrsminniemouse
11-03-2004, 09:21 AM
pmcpmc

How was the wedding? Have I missed the report? Come on we need details!!!!

Mandy::MinnieMo

dianeschlicht
11-03-2004, 09:34 AM
We usually go out on check out day and find someone who appears to be just arriving. I ask if they want some unopened food stuffs, and just give it to them. The opened stuff, we either throw, or just leave on the counter and let the maids decide what to do with it.

Lora
11-03-2004, 09:35 AM
I usually just try to catch someone in the hall before we leave. I gave someone some frozen fruit pops and healthy choice fudge bars last month.

Once I asked housekeeping if they could use it and they said yes - except for the alcohol. (I don't know if that's a policy or just a personal response.)

OKW91
11-04-2004, 09:59 AM
Last year someone left a bag in the laundry room at OKW marked "Please Take" it contanined some paperbacks, a 12 pack of Bud, and several unopened snack bags, if they our DIS members "THANK YOU" we put them to good use! We usually look for someone just arriving and ask if they would want the unopened items.

PaulaMurf
11-05-2004, 01:16 PM
I would be willing to put together the OKW one - heres what I mean -

YOu could PM me with the dates you would be at OKW and, much like the stoller swap worked (Thanks again for that budget board!) the person leaving, could call the person they were passing the "food box" too and arrange for the drop - LOL. Maybe we could get up at the top of the board so it would be easy to find.

For example -

Me - Paulamurf - OKW from 12/5-12/11

So, who is checking in on 12/11 that wants my unopened items??

Paula in CT

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JCW
11-05-2004, 02:03 PM
'How about a unopened booze exchange?'


No such thing as unopened booze when we are on vacation:drinking1

icydog
11-05-2004, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by PaulaMurf
I would be willing to put together the OKW one - heres what I mean -

YOu could PM me with the dates you would be at OKW and, much like the stoller swap worked (Thanks again for that budget board!) the person leaving, could call the person they were passing the "food box" too and arrange for the drop - LOL. Maybe we could get up at the top of the board so it would be easy to find.

For example -

Me - Paulamurf - OKW from 12/5-12/11

So, who is checking in on 12/11 that wants my unopened items??

Paula in CT

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I'll be at OKW from the 6th to the 10th of Dec and I always have stuff left over too. Mostly frozen food and sodas, but who knows what else. Sorry I don't drink alcohol anymore so that isn't going to be in the bag!!:tongue:

PaulaMurf
11-17-2004, 08:50 AM
Anyone checking in on the 10th or 11th that would be interested?

Paula in CT
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Disney1fan2002
11-17-2004, 12:08 PM
I think, as much of a great idea that it is, it probably won't work.

Food is much different than a stroller. Stroller has one function that fills one need. Food is different in that, many people already have the food they want/need before thay arrive. So, without anyway of knowing what food will be left behind ahead of time, not many people would be interested in taking it.

Does this make sense? I guess you could try it, but I just don't see it working.:confused:

pumpkinboy
11-18-2004, 06:18 AM
Well, I put a bunch of unopened stuff plus a 3/4 full container of Tide in the BWV guest laundry this past Monday. So I hope someone in a studio (since those are the ones using the guest laundry, as all others have in unit) was able to take it back with their clean clothes and put it all to good use.

kweaver
11-18-2004, 06:53 AM
It's an excellent idea to leave unopened items in the laundry area for the taking. Most likely, someone will pick it up (especially if there is a note indicating that it is there just for that purpose).

donaldbuzz&minnie
11-18-2004, 04:24 PM
I especially like the idea of leaving laundry products and maybe unopened beverages in the laundry room. Everyone ends up buying a small box of Tide and who can use it all??? Not something you want to try to take home on the plane. ::MinnieMo

icydog
11-18-2004, 04:39 PM
Maybe we should put a note on stuff we leave in the laundry room saying something like: "This is for any DVC member who needs it. Please take this (fill in the blank) and pass along anything else you are not able to use by the end of your vacation here in the same way".

Muushka
11-18-2004, 07:15 PM
What a great idea. We will be at VWL in a few weeks. We will check the laundry room before we go shopping and we will visit the laundry room when we check out! I absolutly HATE waste.

goofy4dvc
11-18-2004, 07:59 PM
I could see the "laundry room drop off point" working better than trying to coordinte pick up or delivery for someone. We usually leave our leftovers for mousekeeping to decide if they want it or not. Don't know what they do with stuff they don't want. Maybe give it to other mousekeepers? Maybe I'll try the laundry room drop off next time.

icydog
11-19-2004, 06:24 AM
I THINK THIS IS A PLAN. EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK THE LAUNDRY ROOM FOR SUPPLIES AND DROP SUPPLIES THERE AS WELL. MAYBE I WILL POST A NOTE AT THE OKW LAUNDRY ROOMS WHEN I AM THERE NEXT WEEK. THE ONLY TROUBLE MIGHT BE IN REMEMBERING TO CHECK THE LAUNDRY ROOM IF YOU HAVE MACHINES IN YOUR VILLA.

I THINK WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE A CONSCIENCE DECISION TO ALWAYS DROP OFF IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND CHECK THERE FOR SUPPLIES.

MARYLYN (DVC SINCE 1992)

canwegosoon
11-20-2004, 02:17 PM
I just wonder if when the laundry room is cleaned that someone will pitch it, despite the note. I can't imagine DVC wanting things to pile up. But I think it is a great idea too. I hope it works. Perhaps we can get some kind of approval from Mgt, and have members check on it from time to time.

Muushka
11-20-2004, 02:29 PM
We were kind of worried about it being an eyesore and housekeeping getting rid of it. But then I thought that maybe they don't clean it until after all the rooms are clean and ready for people to move into-like maybe they clean it in the evening. So if people checked it as soon as they arrived and didn't put stuff in it until the morning, it may work. While at VWL in 3 WEEKS!!! we will check out the situation. I will post while there.

karebear1
11-20-2004, 06:43 PM
You may also want to think twice about leaving extra unopened alcohol in the laundry room too! I know there are lots of teens that would be thrilled if they found it, but I don't think their parents would be too thrilled !

Muushka
11-20-2004, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by karebear1
You may also want to think twice about leaving extra unopened alcohol in the laundry room too! I know there are lots of teens that would be thrilled if they found it, but I don't think their parents would be too thrilled !

Good thinking! Nix the alcohol!

icydog
11-21-2004, 05:37 PM
I just changed the subject from "Food Pass Along" to "Passing Food Along" which is more gramatically acceptable. I also wanted to bump this so as many members as possible can see it.

Bella2000
11-22-2004, 01:32 PM
I love passing unopened supplies along. I always have extra items like zip lock bags and other non food items as well. We have caught people as they've gone down the hall and we were heading out. My favorite was the 21st birthday guy across the hall. We gave our unopened beer to the parents - you should have seen the sons face - priceless. "Uh YEAH YEAH I'll take it!" His parents were too funny.

wiltonken
11-22-2004, 03:56 PM
Why don't you make arrangements with the other member ahead of time and then just box the items and leave it for the other member (properly labeled) at the curb storage area where they keep the luggage.
This would only be good for items that would not have to be refrigerated.

jmminarik
11-24-2004, 02:23 PM
This is a great idea. I always wanted to leave unattended packages, especially those containing a white powdery substance, in public areas. :hyper:

It IS a great idea....but maybe we need to examine the execution a little. :cool2:

-Joe

pumpkinboy
11-24-2004, 08:24 PM
Hey, how about if we have leftover herbs, like thyme or oregano, leave it in ziploc sandwich bags, just so it'll look really interesting. ;)

Seriously, detergent and unopened soda would be great (since I've already done it).

wiltonken
11-25-2004, 08:52 AM
I didn't say to leave them unattended. You leave a properly addressed package with the staff to hold it in the baggage area.
I guess everyone is getting paranoid with terrorist. It seems to be working for some folks and that is exactly what they are hoping to do

icydog
11-25-2004, 09:08 AM
Okay, no laundry room right? Is that what I'mreading. nOw we should give it to the baggage room cm?? I am just worried Disney will nix the idea because of some sort of liabilty or extra work for the cms. I think the laundry room in a box or a bag is the easiest. Why make this hard. If you have something to leave just leave it!

Muushka
11-25-2004, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by icy-dog
Okay, no laundry room right? Is that what I'mreading. nOw we should give it to the baggage room cm?? I am just worried Disney will nix the idea because of some sort of liabilty or extra work for the cms. I think the laundry room in a box or a bag is the easiest. Why make this hard. If you have something to leave just leave it!

I'm with you icy-dog. Will be there in 2 weeks and check out the situation.:wave:

daddiojiggy
11-25-2004, 10:54 PM
i'll be checking into ssr for 12 days on nov 30.leave it at the front desk for me(daddiojiggy).i'll ask if there are any packages for me when i get there.thanks in advance!!:sunny: :sunny: :sunny:

icydog
12-09-2004, 07:53 PM
I started this thread and feel an obligation to do my share not to waste supplies.

Okay, I am leaving OKW early tomorrow morning and I have a half gallon of 1% milk unopened, a roll of soft toilet paper, bananas and apples a salad ordered from Olivias take out but never opened or touched and salad dressing. We usually have loads more but ate out most meals this trip. If anyone can use these supplies that I will just have to leave or throw out let me know by tonight. I am in room 2732 and my name is Marylyn.

PS if you get the voice mail it means we are on lijne so just leave a message.