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Re: [vox] Food & cake for this month's meeting

So we've used Village Bakery many times in the past.  I'm trying to remember
how many pizzas we bought last year, and whether anyone donated anything to
help buy them.

I called VB just now and they reminded me that they have one size of pizza
they offer ("large", 15 inches), and they feed "2-3 hungry people."
Consider that we'll have other snacks, and not everyone will want (or can
eat) pizza, I'll bump that up to 4-5 people.

So if we expect 40-60 people at this meeting, that's anywhere
from 8-15 pizzas.  Arbitrarily picking the middle, that's about 12 pizzas.
Cheese pizzas are $14.  Most other variations are $15.  No reason to get
the more expensive/gourmet ones, I think.  So that's ~$180 for pizza.

That IS about 3x what you were looking at for Costco pizzas, but let's
compare this more accurately.  A 15" pizza is ~706 sq inches,
while an 18" pizza is ~1018 sq inches.

You were saying $55 for pizzas, at $9.99 each, or about 5 pizzas, plus
tax I guess.  So that's ~5090 square inches.  To compare to that,
we need about 7 Village Bakery (15") pizzas.  That comes out to $105,
or about 2x what it costs for Costco.

So... do people think it's worth approx. 2x the money to get food
from a local, locally-owned business?  Or go the cheap route and
get it from a big-box store in a different town? ;)

I'll put some of my money where my mouth is (heh, literally?), and
donate a bit more if we got it from VB or somewhere else local.

(not trying to be all high-horsed ;) )
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