Second Annual HumanLight Celebrations Raises the Bar on Donations

Elisabeth Brown and Pat McCann of the Hartford Area Humanists (Facebook) hosted their second annual Winter Solstice/HumanLight celebration on Saturday December 20th 2014.  Every year at the celebration they ask ther guests to bring donations of non-perishable food and personal care items that are donated to a local food bank.  This year saw quite a significant jump in the number of donated items.  Two hundred five pounds of goods were donated including:

  • 27lbs of rice and beans
  • 20 cans of tomatoes/sauce/paste
  • 17lbs of pasta
  • 32 cans of vegetables/beans/fruit
  • 25 jars of peanut butter
  • 15 cans of soup
  • 12 cans of tuna/sardines
  • 2.5 gallons of juice
  • 7 boxes of baking mixes
  • 2 bags chocolate chips
  • 2 cans cooking spray
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 jars of honey
  • 5.5 lbs of cookies
  • 37 toothbrushes
  • 12 dental flosses
  • 12 tubes of toothpaste

It may be hard to beat this level of godless goodness next year, but the member groups of the CT Coalition of Reason are up to the challenge.