Shortages for the 14 November distribution: (1) pasta sauce, (2) canned soup, and (3) “meals in a can” (stew, canned pasta, chili, etc.). The above are also shortages for 21 November’s Thanksgiving distribution, as well as the following: (4) dry, unsweetened cereal, (5) pasta, and (6) canned beans (black/ kidney/red/etc.). In addition, we need: Similac Blue and Similac Orange baby formula, and/or domestic or foreign equivalents/substitutes. We also need: diapers sizes 3 and 6, and Pediasure, as well as Ensure.

Paper grocery bags (Trader Joe or Wegmans size or similar) are continually in short supply. Can you help? Plastic newspaper bags and plastic grocery bags are always needed. Plastic 12-egg cartons are very much needed. Other 12 or 6 unit containers are useful as back-ups. (18 and 24-egg containers are too large for our distribution).

Over the week ending at close of business 7 November, we received approximately 2.03 tons of non-perishable food. Thank you! Food shortages noted above are for the next two weeks, except other items mentioned afterwards which are short now.

In the week ending 7 November, we gave out some 2.28 tons of non-perishable food and rather less perishable food to 234 families. As always, special thanks go to all those helping us to keep St. Martin’s Pantry in operation!

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