|Re: Meal payments||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R.P. Aditya (adityagrot.org)|
|Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:26:57 -0800 (PST)|
On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 08:31:15PM -0500, Ruth Hirsch wrote: > So, feedback, please: What system/s do you use? Do you find it works? At Great Oak in Ann Arbor, MI, we use the following system we inherited from Sunward, our neighbor, for apportioning meal payments: - cook posts the detailed menu as far in advance as practical - signups close in time for the cook to go shopping - at the the meal any late signups are recorded - the cost of the meal + pantry fee (12.5% currently) is divided by the number of diners (teens pay 75% of adults, kids over 6 years of age pay 50%, little kids under pay nothing) over the last 908 billed meals we've had in just under 4 years, the average cost per adult has been $4.57 and we've averaged 31 adults, 1 teen, almost 4 kids and 5 little kids per meal top twenty meal titles :-) count | meal name -------+-------------------------------- 9 | Jambalaya 7 | Quiche 7 | Hobbit Pie 6 | Mac & cheese 6 | Build your own salad 5 | Earthen Jar take-out 5 | Tortilla Soup 5 | Lasagna 5 | Mafe 5 | Burrito/Taco/Salad 5 | Ciw Yapp or Ciw Niebe 5 | Make your own burrito/taco/salad 5 | Meeting Night Pizza 4 | Gazpacho 4 | Meeting Night Meal 4 | Enchiladas 4 | Stuffed Shells 4 | Stroganoff 3 | Make your own burritos 3 | Tortilla soup You can see a current list of our upcoming meals on our website (refreshed all the time :-) Previously posted information on our meal program referenced at: http://gocoho.org/blog/?p=13 at 5 meals a week, and a strong desire not to reduce that number, the system seems popular, so in a community our size (37 households, approx 60 adults, 30 kids) it seems to work well hope that helps, Adi Great Oak Cohousing Ann Arbor, MI http://www.gocoho.org
- Meal payments Ruth Hirsch, January 23 2008
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