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:
• : tuna or wild salmon packed in water (not oil)
• : black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lentils
• : pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, etc.
• : peanut butter or almond butter
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
• : packed in own juice (not syrup), low sodium
• (preferably with no added sugar): cranberries, raisins etc.
• (with either oats, whole wheat or brown rice listed as the
first ingredient and/or with at least (5) grams of fiber per serving)
• to flavor beans and grains: oregano, basil, black pepper,
garlic powder etc.
• : floss, toothpaste, toothbrushes
• : 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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