I volunteered to walk up to a mini-mart type place and fill the coffee jugs. On the way, I saw a "fancy" restaurant with people dining inside. I decided - what the heck - and walked in. I didn't look like one of their patrons but politely asked if they wanted to donate coffee to the Peace Camp.
The man looked at me and said...I think WE DO.
He took the jugs and went to the back. The woman at the cash register told me that it was also fair-trade organic coffee. Then she showed me a paper that had the "philosophy" of the restaurant on it.
It talked of utilizing produce from local organic farms as their way to aid in sustainability.
I'm glad I walked in there. I'm glad I dropped the stereotype of "oh, they wouldn't help out". In not prejudging them in advance - a door was held open from both sides and....
the Peace Camp sure appreciated the coffee. THANKS!
and to all of you out there in indyland - hot soup, hot food in the late night hours when its cold and rainy is a treasure.
the Peace Camp has been holding their own with the police and doing it in style!!!