Snackbridge

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Feed starving hackers.

Snackbridge is donations specifically for bulk snack foods. Such foods include, but are not limited to:

  • ramen noodles (5 individual packs for ~ $1),
  • chips / crackers / poptarts, and
  • cookies / pastries / trailmix.

No money? No problem!

Please take a snack if you would like one. Many people don't always have cash with them. Feel free to take a snack anyway. You can (and should) "make good" by leaving some money later.

Benefits

  • Keeping snack foods in-house means you don't need to leave the space and break your concentration whenever you want a quick snack.
  • Buying in bulk allows economies of scale - we get more food for less money.
  • Sharing food is another way to be excellent to each other.

Recommended donation

Recommended donation is $1 per snack. At minimum, please donate at least a quarter (25 cents). The average cost of an individual snack is typically about 25 cents. However, not everybody has money with them to leave a donation. Also, any profits from the snack donations support Noisebridge.

Progress Notes

Update: February 14, 2011

  • Those of you that haven't tried the S'mores poptarts don't know what you're missing. The s'mores are unlike any other poptart. Instead of the usual poptart dough, the outside is graham cracker. Also, the inside has not one but TWO flavors: chocolate and marshmallow. Seriously, try them out.
  • Anybody buying snacks for Snackbridge should know that snacks should be individually packaged. Also, I try to buy a new snack every once in awhile, just to keep things interesting and see how well it is received. Teddygrahams are a perfect example of a new snack that ended up being reasonably popular.
  • Average snackbridge expense year-to-date is $100 every two weeks.
  • Average snackbridge income year-to-date is $5 every couple of days.
  • Finally, the Snackbridge donation jar is admittedly very ghetto. I'm going to make a new donation jar using acrylic.

Update: January 30, 2011

For anybody that ever wishes to buy snacks, here's what I know:

  • what gets eaten: ramen, honeybuns, cosmic brownies, and poptarts.

poptarts in general tend to get eaten very quickly.
blueberry poptarts seem to always get eaten faster than any other flavor.

  • what doesn't get eaten: cup o' noodles and cereal.

for cup o' noodles, i would've thought the convenience of having the cup would've made them go faster than ramen.
for cereal, the hassle of finding milk keeps them from getting eaten.

Update: January 5, 2011

Snackbridge is working quite well! If there are particular snacks you'd like Noisebridge to keep around, leave a note in the Snackbridge donation jar or mention something to Patrick. Several people have already suggested more fresh fruit and health food, so we're going to try and find some good deals on those and stock up.

Snack Money Journal

Date Amount Taken Amount Left Comments / Purchases / Totals (Approximate)
January 2011 total $160 cash-in / $205 cash-out.
February 2, 2011 $ 19 $ 1 ~$40 of snacks purchased: poptarts, cheese crackers, ricecrispy treats, honeybuns, cosmic brownies, teddygrahams.

Bought more than usual based on knowledge of what snacks get eaten and also how quickly snacks get eaten.

total $180 cash-in / $245 cash-out.
February 3, 2011 $ 5 $ 1 total $185 cash-in / $245 cash-out.
February 6, 2011 $ 15 $ 1 total $200 cash-in / $245 cash-out.
February 9, 2011 $ 30 $ 3 ~$45 of snacks purchased: cosmic brownies, honeybuns, poptarts, cheese crackers, chips, teddygrahams.
total $230 cash-in / $290 cash-out.
February 11, 2011 $ 15 $ 2 total $245 cash-in / $290 cash-out.
February 13, 2011 $ 10 $ 2 total $255 cash-in / $290 cash-out.
February 13, 2011 $ 0 $ 2 $20 of snacks purchased: ramen noodles, cheese crackers, poptarts, ricecrispy treats, cosmic brownies.
total $255 cash-in / $310 cash-out.
February 16, 2011 $ 27 $ 1 $9 of dollars / $18 of quarters.
total $282 cash-in / $310 cash-out.
February 19, 2011 $ 12 $ 1 $50 of snacks purchased: poptarts, chips, cheese crackers, ricecrispy treats, honeybuns, cosmic brownies, teddygrahams.
total $294 cash-in / $360 cash-out.


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