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  • #6683
    Katherine Kehrli
    Keymaster

    Robin and Michelle,

    Some very good points you are raising. Regarding freezer space, please know that by definition when anyone checks on their profile that they have “freezer space” to share, they intend for you to reach out. They only check that box when they want to contribute that space to the cause. Not sure how I can make you feel more comfortable about emailing that individual, but anyone with a “snowflake” next to their name, is willing and wants to help.

    Regarding getting to know more hub members. This is certainly challenging during this pandemic, but I am encouraged by a recent Hub Coordinator meeting held this past Saturday. Part of the day was spent brainstorming on how to facilitate more getting to know you. Another way to meet more folks in the community, if it fits your schedule – Bake With Me Sessions and Flour Packing Sessions. We have a couple of those coming up. Lots of ideas are generated during those gatherings.

    Maybe not for Portland, but we will gather again even in Portland. We did a few months back when the weather was nicer and we will do so again. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns do reach out to anyone with a snowflake on their profile, an email or text is certainly less intrusive, they want to share their freezer space with you.

    Katherine

     

    #6681
    Katherine Kehrli
    Keymaster

    Robin and Michelle,

    Some very good points you are raising. Regarding freezer space, please know that by definition when anyone checks on their profile that they have “freezer space” to share, they intend for you to reach out. They only check that box when they want to contribute that space to the cause. Not sure how I can make you feel more comfortable about emailing that individual, but anyone with a “snowflake” next to their name, is willing and wants to help.

    Regarding getting to know more hub members. This is certainly challenging during this pandemic, but I am encouraged by a recent Hub Coordinator meeting held this past Saturday. Part of the day was spent brainstorming on how to facilitate more getting to know you. Another way to meet more folks in the community, if it fits your schedule – Bake With Me Sessions and Flour Packing Sessions. We have a couple of those coming up. Lots of ideas are generated during those gatherings.

    Maybe not for Portland, but we will gather again even in Portland. We did a few months back when the weather was nicer and we will do so again. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns do reach out to anyone with a snowflake on their profile, an email or text is certainly less intrusive, they want to share their freezer space with you.

    Katherine

     

    #6682
    Katherine Kehrli
    Keymaster

    Robin and Michelle,

    Some very good points you are raising. Regarding freezer space, please know that by definition when anyone checks on their profile that they have “freezer space” to share, they intend for you to reach out. They only check that box when they want to contribute that space to the cause. Not sure how I can make you feel more comfortable about emailing that individual, but anyone with a “snowflake” next to their name, is willing and wants to help.

    Regarding getting to know more hub members. This is certainly challenging during this pandemic, but I am encouraged by a recent Hub Coordinator meeting held this past Saturday. Part of the day was spent brainstorming on how to facilitate more getting to know you. Another way to meet more folks in the community, if it fits your schedule – Bake With Me Sessions and Flour Packing Sessions. We have a couple of those coming up. Lots of ideas are generated during those gatherings.

    Maybe not for Portland, but we will gather again even in Portland. We did a few months back when the weather was nicer and we will do so again. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns do reach out to anyone with a snowflake on their profile, an email or text is certainly less intrusive, they want to share their freezer space with you.

    Katherine

     

    #6679
    Robin Donohue
    Participant

    I am in the same position as you, Michelle!  I have not had the opportunity to meet anyone from my hub and even though we share a common mission, I feel uncomfortable calling a complete stranger for a favor.
    I don’t think I live within a 15-minute drive of any other CL bakers so it feels like a big ask.
    Are there hubs out there with easy communication and cooperation between members?  Would love to hear how you got that going!

    #6641
    Katherine Kehrli
    Keymaster

    Michelle,

    Maybe there is another option. If she is in your hub and has the freezer space, perhaps she is already making a donation? If not, another hub member might be willing to do the pickup. Guess it depends on how convenient, inconvenient for all. We want to think through ways to make this as easy on folks as possible. Appreciate your insight!

    Katherine

    #6623
    Michele Newell
    Participant

    I’m in Portland. I know one person on my hub has some freezer space but asking her to store/transport 8-12 loaves for me multiple times a year while I’m gone is pushing it. 🙂

    #6459
    Katherine Kehrli
    Keymaster

    Elizabeth,

    That is exactly what we are hoping! We want to gather in small groups at the Community Kitchens and bake up a storm together. More loaves, more fun! Stay tuned, for information on how you can come and bake in the Community Kitchen!  Hopefully by Spring we’ll have 3-5 of these kitchens sprinkled around the Puget Sound.

    Katherine

    #6458
    Katherine Kehrli
    Keymaster

    Michele –

    This is an idea I’ve talked about with our Hub Coordinators. Of course not every hub has space or budget for a freezer. Where is your hub? You might have some freezer resources closer than you think?

    Katherine

    #6401
    Elizabeth Henyey
    Participant

    I think it would be fun to bake at the community kitchen.  I’m thinking of how I can be more efficient.  I now bake 8 loaves but maybe with the ANK I can do 12.  It’s a logistics thing and I will try to be at the de-brief session on the 9th to learn more.

     

    #6395
    Michele Newell
    Participant

    For me, having a freezer at our Hub would be tremendously helpful. I tend to go out of town a lot on weekends (especially in the summer) and keeps me from being able to get loaves to the hub on Sunday. Also, just for extra space so I can bake more. I can store 8-10 loaves in my current freezer but it’s one that leaves frost so I have to freeze in paper, get up early on Sunday, pull them out, defrost then bag and deliver. Having a freezer I can drive them to right after they are cooled and bagged would be super helpful.

    #6369
    Katherine Kehrli
    Keymaster

    What ideas do you all have for upping our twice a month contribution? Community Kitchens, personal goals, baking with a buddy, optimizing your work flow? Let’s talk about opportunities for increasing our contribution to our food banks, boy do they want this bread!

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