July 2012 Recap

Our sixth Provision was Sunday, July 15. Many, many thanks to all the folks who came out and helped – by proposing, volunteering, voting,  and, as always, by eating.

July stats:

NUMBERS: Food
We fed 130 or so people, including volunteers.

NUMBERS: Money
We spent about $550 on the meal and other event-related items. As always, we sought out donations for food and other items.

We collected $557.53 via PayPal (RSVPs), an additional $493 at the door/for cash reservations, and $450 for a la carte beverages.

We awarded $750 to the Roger Williams Park Edible Forest Garden and $200 to The Pantry Project (see proposal info in the menu below). This was our first dinner awarding multiple grants!

We used the balance of the reservation, door, and beverage monies to cover the event costs.

VOTING PROCESS
Voting was based on a tiered system: Diners nominated their first, second, and third choice proposals. First place = 3 points, second place = 2 points, third place = 1 point. Most overall points received the Provision grant (and a bouquet of flowers).

MENU/PROPOSALS
Download July’s menu here: ProvisionMenu_July15_2012. Proposals are within. Please note this updated special thanks list:

Setup/backstage/waiter/clean up folks John Demetrick, Carolyn Gennari, Carolyn’s mom, Simcha Davis, Lena Sawyer, Julia Moreno, Dana Heng, Mari Robles, John Jacobson, Dana Dunham, Leigh Waldron-Taylor, Dyan Dealy, Sophie Candelaria, Ayn Sawyer, Mr. Sawyer, Olivia Lane, Richard, Jenine Bressner, Mimi Budnick, and Naomi. Thanks also to bread maker Fay Strongin and soup chefs Cael Thompson and Ricardo Ferrer. Also thanks to Keith Heyward, Noel’le Longhaul, and Natalie Jablonski for the lovely music; to Simcha Davis from AS220 Youth for our beautiful logo; and to Lena Sawyer and Gianna Rodriguez at AS220 Youth for our stunning posters.

OTHER DETAILS
We are, as always, seeking feedback from dinner guests and proposers about their experiences at Provision. If you have thoughts, or would like to volunteer at a future Provision, don’t hesitate to contact us at providenceprovision [at] gmail [dot] com.

Check out this great article about Provision in the Providence Phoenix here!

And finally, see photos from July 15 here:

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