Food Cupboard

Historically, food pantries have focused on filling empty stomachs with whatever food is available. Much of this food tends to be highly processed and full of fat, sugar & sodium. While easily accessible, cheap food may temporarily alleviate hunger pangs, but it ultimately contributes to chronic disease such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. 

Our aim is to provide nutritious foods to the those who would not otherwise have access to them; and as a result, educate both the individuals donating, and those receiving, about the health benefits of nutrient-dense SuperFoods.  

 

Below is a list of the most needed items:

PROTEINS

                    Canned fish:  tuna or wild salmon packed in water (not oil)

                    Canned or dry beans, legumes: black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lentils

                    Nuts and seeds:  pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, etc.

                    Nut butters: peanut butter or almond butter

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

                    Canned fruit and vegetables:  packed in own juice (not syrup), low sodium

                    Dried fruits (preferably with no added sugar): cranberries, raisins etc.

                    Canned, low sodium soups

GRAINS

                 Brown rice

                Whole grain cereal (with either oats, whole wheat or brown rice listed as the 

first ingredient and/or with at least (5) grams of fiber per serving)

OTHER

                    Herbs and spices to flavor beans and grains:  oregano, basil, black pepper,

garlic powder etc.

MISCELLANEOUS

                    Dental supplies:  floss, toothpaste, toothbrushes

                    Hygiene supplies:  deodorant, razors, travel size tissues 

We are unable to accept items that are past the expiration date or that have already been opened or used.  

We are grateful for your generosity!

 

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