Shortages in order of need: (1) canned beans, and (2) canned soup.
We need: diapers size 2, as well as Ensure for adults and sizes small and medium adult pullups.
Plastic newspaper bags and plastic grocery bags are always needed. Paper grocery bags are also needed..
NOT needed at this time: canned vegetables or mac & cheese.
We received approximately 3.12 tons of non-perishable food over the week ending 4 April. With this and current reserves we expect to cover the 11 April Easter distribution, and the 18 April distribution, with the projected shortages for the 25 April distribution.
We gave out approximately 1.95 tons of non-perishable food, and rather less perishable food (bread and pastries, fresh vegetables and fruit, etc. – primarily donated by local stores) to 200 families in the week ending on Monday, 4 April. Special thanks as always to all those helping us to help our neighbors in need!
WHAT NOT TO DONATE: We need a wide variety of food items for the weekly food distribution. However, donations at times include items which we do not distribute. These include: non-commercial packaged or home-canned items; damaged cans; opened items; alcoholic beverages; prescription or overthe-counter medicines; insect sprays and poisons, pet food; and candy, as the basic goal of the program is nutrition (except for items appropriate for clients’ young children present at the distribution).