Shortages in sorted food, in order of need, are: (1) canned soup, (2) “meals in a can” (canned stew, canned pasta, chili, etc), (3) canned fruit, (4) pasta, (5) dry unsweetened cereal, and (6) “add-ins” (cookies, crackers, common condiments, etc.).

In addition, we need: baby formula equivalents/substitutes for US-produced Similac Blue and Similac Orange (Sensitive). (Special Thanks to those who are locating and donating imported formula! – The main US producer was cleared to start up again two weeks ago, but some time will be needed to make up shortages.) We also need diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, baby wipes, and Pediasure, as well as Ensure for adults, and adult unisex pullups size large.

Plastic newspaper bags and plastic grocery bags are always needed. Paper grocery bags are also needed.

NOT needed at this time: canned vegetables (we still have enough for nearly nine weeks).

Over the week ending at close of business 13 June, we received approximately 2.12 tons of non-perishable food. With this and current reserves we expect to cover the 20 June distribution, with the projected shortages for the 27 June and 4 July distributions. (Baby formula and other items mentioned afterwards are short for next week.)

We gave out approximately 1.94 tons of non-perishable food, and about the same amount of perishable food (bread and pastries, fresh vegetables and fruit, etc. – primarily donated by local stores) to 199 families in the week ending on Monday, 13 June. As always, special thanks go to all those helping us to help our neighbors in need!

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