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What is Needed?

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Please note we can only accept unopened, unexpired items 

Milks: Shelf-stable varieties of milk (dairy, almond, soy, rice);
Fruits: Canned in 100% juice, dried, fresh. Fruit Cups, Apple Sauce,Low sugar appreciated;
Vegetables: Canned (low-sodium), fresh; 
Beans: Canned (low-sodium), dried;
Grains: Low-sugar breakfast cereals, brown and white rice, pasta, quinoa, oatmeal;
Coffee and Tea
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Canned Meat and Fish: Tuna, salmon, sardines, chicken, ham;
Snacks: Granola bars, crackers, unsweetened applesauce, dried fruits, nuts;
Baby Products: Diapers, wipes, formula, infant foods;
Hygiene Items: Toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shaving items, shampoo, sunscreen, tampons, pads;
Paper Goods and Cleaning Supplies: Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, foil, plastic wrap, vinegar, dish soap, sponges, laundry detergent;
Condiments And Baking Items: Tomato Sauce, Oil, Salad Dressing, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Spices, Flour, Sugar, Baking Mixes;
Pet Supplies : Pet food, Kitty Litter;

Please note: We cannot accept open or expired items, dented cans, candy or sugary beverages.
Items can be dropped off during open pantry hours, large donations by appointment. 


Themes for Food Drives
“Is Dinner Ready” Food Drive
Collect combinations of food that can be used to prepare a meal:
Spaghetti Noodles And Sauce.  Refried Beans, Taco Shells, Salsa And Mexican Seasonings 
 "MEAT" The Need  Food Drive
 Canned Meat Drive (i.e. Tuna,  Salmon, Chicken, Crabmeat, Ham) 
 Make Every BEAN COUNT – 
Canned Or Dried Beans Drive 
In the Garden Food Drive --Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Dried fruit and fruit cups
 
Kid Packs - Mac & Cheese, Alphabet & Chicken Noodle Soup, Instant Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Pudding Packs, Applesauce, Cereal Grain Bars, Juice Boxes, Graham Crackers, and Fruit Cup Packs 
 
Food Themed Days- Macaroni Monday,  Tuna Tuesday, Whole Grain Wednesday, Peanut Butter Thursday, Fruity Friday 
 
Thanksgiving – Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Canned Vegetables, Soup, Apple Sauce, Pie Filling, Pie Crust, $20 gift cards for Turkeys 
 
The Bathroom Cabinet – Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Body Wash, Deodorant, Shaving Cream, Razors, Q-Tips, Toothpaste & Brushes, Adult diapers, Feminine products 
 
Breakfast Buffet – Cereals, Milk, Tea, Coffee,  Hot Chocolate, Pancake Mix, Maple Syrup, Granola Bars

 
Spring Cleaning  - Cleaning Supplies, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Soap, Dish Detergent, etc