there was a 2nd harvest distribution at work. I went ahead and got the allotment for a household of "1" and shared it out with like 3 people! A bag of "creamy" mashed potatoes, about 3lbs. A 5lb bag of russian fingerling potatoes, 8lbs of bananas that had to be used THAT DAY, a box of cereal! (I haven't had cereal in forever and passed that on), 1lb of spinach rotini pasta, 3 loaves of bread!!! (passed some of that on, kept a loaf of dark rye for myself), 5lbs of celery (passed quite a bit of that on as well...too much for me to eat or use up). I made banana bread from as many of the bananas as I could, put a few in the work freezer for later, and passed the rest on to the neighbor....and honestly the ones that were just too far gone and dissolving in the bag went to my chickens to be turned into eggs (and chicken poop...). SO MUCH FOOD. I still had onions from going to 2nd harvest once last month, and 2lbs of carrots that I got for 5lbs for a dollar at a farmers market. And a ton of garlic from the community garden so ...soup for me tonight. Really good. I had it with some rye bread.
The banana bread burned so unfortunately the chickens got the burned part too. I hate to waste but baking in a casserole on top of the wood stove with a metal dishpan over it to make a dutch oven...should have gone smaller. I have baking tiny breads and cakes or muffins sorted out but went big and ended up making a mistake. Still...worth nothing that the flour I used was also a gift from an over abundance at a food distrubution event. So...I really hate wasting it and I ate the bits that were remotely edible and the chickens get the rest.