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I HAVE PED FORMULA FOR SOMEONE TO USE

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luv4lacrosse
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All, I have several cases of "2 Cal" nutrition and another simillar product, just not as many calories per serving, if someone can use it. unopened cans so it is safe and still good.

PM me with a ship to address and I will send it.

Mike

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sweetblood22
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If there are no takers here, the American Cancer Society will take it, or sometimes assisted living will too.

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luv4lacrosse
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Joined: Jul 2010

Thanks for the web info. I expected to log on today and have all sorts of people wanting it.

Another reason for exorborant healthcare costs. The insurance Co. pays for it to go to some disposal site or incinerator. I have cases of this crap.

Have a good Monday Sweets!!

Mike

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buzz99
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The Oley Foundation will list it for you on their site and if anyone wants it, that individual will contact you. The recipient pays for shipping. We ended up giving ours to the dietician who had patients she could give it to. Karen

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debbieg5
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I have been trying to find someone to take what my husband had leftover when he recently passed away. I thought it would be much easier but it's not. Hospice told me they couldn't take it because of some kind of liabilty issue. for heaven's sake....I wasn't trying to give them a half-used, open bottle of cough syrup...these are cans of liquid food shrink-wrapped in cardboard boxes!
whatever.

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soccerfreaks
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Harder to get rid of than people think, even those of us with the best intentions. ACS turned me down locally (Jevity...in cans!) and knew of no place to go to next. I have tried several, including homeless shelters, but to no avail so far (okay, the homeless shelter was an answering machine that put me on hold so I hung up eventually, but still).

Of interest, perhaps, I was under the initial assumption that something like Jevity would be like the sort of thing you store in your nuclear bunker, something that would last for ever, but our friend SASH pointed out to me that they have expiration dates, and sure enough, they do, so be sure to check on that before dishing them out to your fellow survivors.

(Contrary to Sash's advice, a certain nurse I know said that those expiration dates are rather meaningless, especially for those in dire need...you be the judge.)

In any event, if someone has a clue where to give this stuff a good home, I, too, have a bunch of stuff to move and am reluctant to use something like Craigslist where someone might just take it and try to sell it: that is not the point.

Take care,

Joe

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sweetblood22
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THIS SAYS THE OLEY FOUNDATION WILL TAKE IT AND THE HUMANE SOCIETY WILL TAKE EXPIRED

My step mom has many cats and she fed my expired ones to the kitties.

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Glenna M
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Joe is right, it's amazing how hard it is to give this away so it doesn't get wasted. Our local SPCA wouldn't touch it, neither would the Hospice House or any nursing homes. I contacted the company that provided me with the supplies and was told that no one would touch any of it because it was considered medical supplies and could not be re-distributed. I had 3 cases of the nutritional supplement (can't remember the name of the one I used) and a couple of cases of Ensure plus the syringes and other feeding tube supplies that were still in sealed packages.

Fortunately my daughter worked with a nurse who volunteered for some organization that was sending supplies to Honduras and she was so excited to receive all of this that she was in tears. It's sad that it couldn't be used by someone who couldn't afford these supplies or an animal shelter for supplementing puppies food but at least it did not go to waste.

I would never sell mine as the money was not the point and I would feel like I was stealing because this had all been paid for by Medicaid but couldn't believe that I couldn't even give it away.

Joe, maybe you could find some charitable organization that sends food and other donations to some of the poorer countries, they are happy to receive any donations they can get.

Good luck to everyone who is trying to dispense of unused supplies. Hopefully you will all be able to find someone who really needs them.

Glenna

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soccerfreaks
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Great ideas ladies! I will check them out.

Take care,

Joe

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