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    Post #1 - February 28th, 2015, 12:39 pm
    Post #1 - February 28th, 2015, 12:39 pm Post #1 - February 28th, 2015, 12:39 pm
    The Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry is seeking cook book donations. Below is copied from their Facebook post:

    GOT COOKBOOKS?
    As part of National Nutrition Month (March), our Nutrition Education Team is handing out new or used cookbooks to our clients. If you have any cookbooks that are looking for a new home, please consider donating them to the Food Pantry (848 Lake St) with a label indicating they are for Food Pantry/Maria Delis.
    thanks!
  • Post #2 - March 12th, 2015, 7:57 am
    Post #2 - March 12th, 2015, 7:57 am Post #2 - March 12th, 2015, 7:57 am
    Is this an ongoing thing or just for March?
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #3 - March 12th, 2015, 8:20 am
    Post #3 - March 12th, 2015, 8:20 am Post #3 - March 12th, 2015, 8:20 am
    Peterson Garden Project's Fearless Food Kitchen has a free library of cookbooks for which they are seeking donations as well. Let me know if you have cookbooks you'd like to donate.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #4 - March 12th, 2015, 10:35 am
    Post #4 - March 12th, 2015, 10:35 am Post #4 - March 12th, 2015, 10:35 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:Peterson Garden Project's Fearless Food Kitchen has a free library of cookbooks for which they are seeking donations as well. Let me know if you have cookbooks you'd like to donate.

    Certainly a donation to them is a tax deductible event.

    FYI - Greater Midwest Foodways is happy to acquire cookbooks related to the Midwest, which happens to be a tax deductible event as well. Just contact Cathy2.

    If you have community cookbooks, not from Cook County, the Regional Archives at Northern Illinois University is glad to archive them. I will update this once I locate their contact information.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #5 - March 12th, 2015, 10:43 am
    Post #5 - March 12th, 2015, 10:43 am Post #5 - March 12th, 2015, 10:43 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Certainly a donation to them is a tax deductible event.

    Best to check with your accountant, though.

    =R=
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  • Post #6 - March 12th, 2015, 12:06 pm
    Post #6 - March 12th, 2015, 12:06 pm Post #6 - March 12th, 2015, 12:06 pm
    I think the Food Pantry always accepts books to redistribute, including kids books.
  • Post #7 - March 12th, 2015, 2:38 pm
    Post #7 - March 12th, 2015, 2:38 pm Post #7 - March 12th, 2015, 2:38 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:Certainly a donation to them is a tax deductible event.

    Best to check with your accountant, though.

    =R=


    HI,

    The issue is the value, which the charity cannot establish for you. A friend who gave quite a number of books to an institution created a spreadsheet. She demonstrated values sold on Abe Books or e-Bay to affirm value.

    Yeah, the fun begins when the IRS wishes to visit to discuss what you donated.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #8 - March 12th, 2015, 6:47 pm
    Post #8 - March 12th, 2015, 6:47 pm Post #8 - March 12th, 2015, 6:47 pm
    Friends of the Deerfield Library is also a 501c 3 organization that is happy to receive donations of cookbooks for our annual Farmers Market sales.

    We also welcome buyers at said sales....
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #9 - March 13th, 2015, 1:41 pm
    Post #9 - March 13th, 2015, 1:41 pm Post #9 - March 13th, 2015, 1:41 pm
    irisarbor wrote:Friends of the Deerfield Library is also a 501c 3 organization that is happy to receive donations of cookbooks for our annual Farmers Market sales.

    We also welcome buyers at said sales....

    Buyers-Sellers: the yin-yang of commerce! :D
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #10 - March 19th, 2015, 4:55 am
    Post #10 - March 19th, 2015, 4:55 am Post #10 - March 19th, 2015, 4:55 am
    Also maybe there are folks on this board that would like some free cook books. I have not had much luck pushing them at dessert exchanges. I also have cooking magazines I would like to give away. I can donate them to Wjise Penny resale or save for the Friends of the Wheaton Library sale too but it would be nice to get them into some hands that might use them.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #11 - March 19th, 2015, 11:31 pm
    Post #11 - March 19th, 2015, 11:31 pm Post #11 - March 19th, 2015, 11:31 pm
    There's a site called Freecycle which is a good source for giving and getting. I just picked up 4 cookbooks: three on grilling meat, one on eating vegan :shock:

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  • Post #12 - May 25th, 2016, 4:05 pm
    Post #12 - May 25th, 2016, 4:05 pm Post #12 - May 25th, 2016, 4:05 pm
    Friends of the Deerfield Library is also a 501c 3 organization that is happy to receive donations of cookbooks for our annual Farmers Market sales.

    We also welcome buyers at said sales....
    Our Farmer's Market Book sale this year is on Saturday July 23
    and we are REALLY in need of cookbooks and children's books.
    You can drop these off at the Deerfield Library any time they are open.
    920 Waukegan Road in Deerfield
    http://deerfieldlibrary.org/
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #13 - September 1st, 2017, 9:31 am
    Post #13 - September 1st, 2017, 9:31 am Post #13 - September 1st, 2017, 9:31 am
    As many of you know I am involved with the Friends of the Deerfield Library which is also a 501c 3 organization that is happy to receive donations of cookbooks for our annual Farmers Market sales. If you would like to clear your shelves and DONATE some cookbooks (or any books), please feel free to drop them off anytime the library is open at 920 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield.

    This year's Farmers Market Sale is just around the corner on
    Saturday Sept 9, from 7AM to 12:30PM
    the Market is at Deerfield and Robert York Rds
    All cookbooks are selling for $3 each, buy 5-get 1 free.
    We also have nicer children's books, gardening, & some vintage books.

    Questions- send me a PM :D
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener

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