Samoas for Many!

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Real Estate Agent with BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000

This is our entry into the Second Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December.

 

We like to help others less fortunate, usually by making donations to food drives, along with gently used clothing and other useful household items.

 

This year was no different, making several trips to the HonorHealth Desert Mission Food Bank this year.

 

The most recent drop off was three days before Thanksgiving Day.

 

My Dad, who was being discharged from the hospital later that same day, had purchased 12 Cases (not boxes) cases of Girl Scout Cookies to help support the Girl Scouts earlier in the year.

 

His favorite Girl Scout Cookie of choice is the Samoa!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the LittleBrownieBakers.com website, Samoas are “Crisp cookies, coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and striped with a dark chocolaty coating.”

 

That they are indeed!  Very tasty - although I do my best to resist them right now.

 

Any way - back to the story.

 

My Dad had initially thought of giving a case or two of the Samoa "treasures" to the staff of the ward he spent 20 days with in the month of November.

 

When checking his stash I found that the cookies were just past their expiration date.  It varies by food product, but food banks accept and are able to use food for up to a year past the "official" use by / expiration date.  I even opened and tested a box to make sure they were in good shape - at least that's my excuse!

 

Suzanne and I proceeded to load the car with nine - count them - nine - full cases of Samoas, which I dutifully trundled down to the Desert Mission Food Bank.

 

They gratefully accepted them and advised me that the timing was perfect - they would be distributed to the needy the following day - just in time for Thanksgiving.

 

Food for thought: If you have food that has expired - check with your local food bank before discarding it - just in case it is still useful for some of those less fortunate.

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If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with the BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Operating Officer - BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

I'd love to read "samoa" this kind of post helping those who are less fortunate. Well done!

Dec 16, 2015 04:19 AM #1
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Roger D. Mucci I thought it might be you who would pick up on that idea!  Bring on "samoa"!

Dec 16, 2015 04:39 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Suzanne and Tony --- I like how your spread samoa love around your area.   You're right it's a good idea to check with your local food banks to see if "just slightly expired" merchandise is still acceptable for delivery.  

Dec 16, 2015 05:16 AM #3
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Patricia Kennedy
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Tony and Suzanne, growing up, I always thought that canned food lasted forever - and it probably does!

Dec 16, 2015 05:50 AM #4
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Bob Ratliff
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How do I become your fathers best friend.....lol

Way to pay it forward, Desert Mission Food Bank and the Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers team making a difference in your community.

Dec 16, 2015 07:09 AM #5
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Sam Shueh
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I can consume 1 case of girl scouts of cookies in 1 day.

Thanks for your participation of the contest.

Dec 16, 2015 10:44 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Michael Jacobs Spread some - then spread Samoa!

Dec 16, 2015 11:29 AM #7
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Patricia Kennedy My father grew up during WW2 and rationing in the UK  - to this day he hates to throw anything away...

Dec 16, 2015 11:30 AM #8
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Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689 I can arrange an introduction.  Just be forewarned he is a young at heart, retired theoretical physicist, with a keen interest in philosophy!

Dec 16, 2015 11:31 AM #9
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Sam Shueh Oh my - would that I could! 

Dec 16, 2015 11:31 AM #10
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Belinda Spillman
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I bet those sweet treats were welcomed with open arms.  Nice way to brighten someone's day and make their tummy smile.

Dec 16, 2015 11:59 PM #11
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Belinda Spillman I'm sure they were consumed with happiness!

Dec 17, 2015 12:22 AM #12
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Enjoyed this post and want to read more - try this one - Peacocks and Pickles for Christmas 2015!  Merry Christmas!

Dec 19, 2015 11:31 PM #13
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Mary Yonkers
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Awesome way to share the wealth aka Girl Scout cookies which is probably out of the budget for anyone receiving food at food banks.  I will remember your suggestion for outdated food.  Thanks Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 

Dec 22, 2015 10:09 PM #14
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Apologies for the tardy "Thank you for your comment" Mary Yonkers !

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