[frgeek-michiana] Re: Food Bank negotiation

There are several doors we'll need to padlock to secure our inventory. I think 
your suggestions are good.

Tom

--- On Thu, 7/23/09, Phil Goldbach <shadowvar8541@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Phil Goldbach <shadowvar8541@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [frgeek-michiana] Re: Food Bank negotiation
> To: frgeek-michiana@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 3:44 AM
> This
> doesn't surprise me as I was thinking of when in high
> school, every now and then the JROTC unit at Riley would go
> volunteer at the food bank and help out. The way it worked
> was we just started going through the donations they
> received and sorting it. So I can see how their liability
> insurance is voided. 
> 
> Well the inventory has a place to go, but what worries me
> is securing it. If FBNI has to worry about unauthorized
> access to stock, then should we not also worry about
> unauthorized access to our items? This raises a question
> about how we are going to secure our items, if a detailed
> inventory should be taken. It also raises the question of
> much further we need to reduce our stock, I took a count of
> all gaylords and pallets, both used and empty, we currently
> have a total of 95, most of which are now monitors. However,
> not all of the pallets (including
>  the ones that have gaylords on them) are the same size, so
> one pallet could take up X amount of space and take Y amount
> of space. We have 4 pallets of bad monitors for Goodwill
> pickup. I suggest that since we have two gaylords of PS/2
> keyboards, we keep one and the other we cut the wire for
> recycling purposes. 
> 
> One way to secure the pallets/gaylords is to inventory,
> label, plastic wrap them, (in the case of gaylords putting
> plastic wrap over the top) and marking it somehow. That way
> if we do need to access something, we can unsecure, take
> what is needed, and resecure the gaylord. 
> 
> Since the shutdown of the Free Box program seems likely to
> happen, instead of waiting until our inventory is moved, I
> recommend that we stop loading Free Boxes now and continue
> eliminating excess stock. If there is another class
> scheduled, then we load enough systems for that class and
> then that's it, until (if and when that is) we do find
> another space to use as
>  our warehouse. 
> 
> If the freight elevator can only be operated by FBNI
> employees, would there be stairs to this second floor area?
> I don't mind if we have so shift our hours to coincide
> with those of  FBNI, but it is a matter of when other
> volunteers can. I'll begin asking the volunteers next
> warehouse night as to if they could make it to the warehouse
> with hours that do coincide with FBNI. So what hours is FBNI
> open and where are they located?  
> 
> Phil Goldbach
> 
> 
> 
> "Men cry not for themselves, but for their
> comrades."
> 
> --- On Wed, 7/22/09, Tom Brown
> <tbrown46628@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> From: Tom Brown <tbrown46628@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [frgeek-michiana] Food Bank negotiation
> To: frgeek-michiana@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 4:46 PM
> 
> 
> I talked face to face with Lisa Jaworski, the FBNI
> director, and I have good news and bad news.
> 
> The FBNI will let us store our inventory in their upstairs
> warehouse as I reported earlier. However, we cannot be in
> the warehouse after hours. The facility closes at 4:30 PM
> M-F. FBNI is open for 4-5 hours two Saturday mornings per
> month. Lisa said she reviewed the warehouse set up with the
> WH manager, Eric Curry, and there is no way they can secure
> their food storage from our area. FBNI's liability
>  insurance is void if unauthorized people can access the
> food stock. Second, only FBNI employees can operate the
> freight elevator to the second floor. Unless we can manage
> to work during normal business hours, the FreeBox program
> will shut down if we move our inventory to FBNI.
> 
> Lisa offered to publish a notice that we need new warehouse
> space in the United Way newsletter or email list. The
> list/newsletter has about 200 subscribers. I'll send her
> an email with a one paragraph description of our mission and
> a list of requirements for a new warehouse.
> 
> In sum, the FBNI space is more or less temporary (we
> didn't discuss the actual time limit), and we will shut
> down the FreeBox program once we move our inventory to FBNI.
> We will reopen the FreeBox program once we find a suitable
> warehouse or switch to daytime operation only.
> 
> Tom
> 
> 
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