First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot a Success!

the scale at Second Harvest Food Bank

the scale at Second Harvest Food Bank

Elrond once said “This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great.”

In our world, Hunger is one of those towers.  Nothing is more evil to a hobbit than an empty plate, as I would imagine the Gaffer to say.

So we did our best to fill them and begin our small part to topple that tower.

Hobbit Meals is pleased to report that a total of 247 lbs of food was raised on September 19th during the First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot.  All seven hobbit meals (breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper) were served and all three extended versions of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy were shown.  Price of admission was a full bag of nonperishable groceries for donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Approximately 30 people from all over Central Florida and beyond came to support the event and offer their help to those in need.

As the event organizer, the one worry I had hoped for was fulfilled.  I know that sounds like an odd statement, but let me explain.  At one point during the day, as the Fellowship set off from Rivendell and headed off to Gandalf’s inevitable battle with the Balrog, while people jostled around with plates, talking and laughing and meeting each other and sharing their love of LOTR, I thought to myself “There’s not enough chairs and we’re running out of room for the all the food that’s been donated.”  That is a worry one wishes for.  Which means we’ll need a larger venue for the next Hobbit Meals moot.  And I hope to see you there.

Many, many thanks to all who came to support the event.  Think about this: in addition to the seven hobbit meals we enjoyed by providing for each other, we provided dozens of meals for those in need wondering if there would be a single meal provided for them today.

Some photos of the event below.  Photo credits to Tara Dunn, Corey Sutherland, and Greg Pyne.  Check out more great pics from the event on our Hobbit Meals group page on Facebook!

Donated food from First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot

Donated food from First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot

Enjoying the Trilogy

Enjoying the Trilogy

Second Breakfast, anyone?

Second Breakfast, anyone?

Now Serving...

Now Serving...

a small group of hobbits making a difference...

a small group of hobbits making a difference...

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

One response to “First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot a Success!

  1. Great article! That is the kind of info that are supposed
    to be shared across the internet. Shame on the seek engines
    for not positioning this submit higher! Come on over and discuss with my web site .

    Thanks =)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s