• Luis Manuel Vides

PANTRY REPORT/SHORTAGES FOR SEPTEMBER 14


We continue to need adult volunteers who may be able to help out for two hours, e.g, 6-8, 8-10, 10-1, or more during the Monday distribution.


CURRENT SHORTAGES (in order of need): (1) canned fruit, (2) “add-ins” (cookies, crackers, etc.), (both of these short even for next Monday), (3) canned soup, (4) dry soup/ramen, (5) pasta sauce, (6) pasta, (7) mac & cheese, (8) dry unsweetened cereal, (9) meals in a can (stew, chili, canned pasta, etc.), and (10) canned beans. Peanut butter and jelly are always welcome. PediaSure for children and Ensure for adults are both requested but continue in short supply.


Baby formula, especially Similac Blue, and baby wipes are always needed (and completely gone). Diapers Nos. 2 and 3 currently remain in short supply. Excess diapers and more unusual types of formula will be made available to Project Gabriel.


Plastic grocery bags and plastic newspaper bags are always needed. Thank you for your great help with paper bags –a multiple week supply is still on hand. The bags we need are the approx. 16.5 inch by one foot by seven inch bags used by Trader Joe’s and others. (Handles not necessary.)


With your help we distributed about 2.39 tons of nonperishable food to 245 families in the week ending on the Labor Day holiday, September 7, and 2.74 tons to 281 families in the week ending this past Monday, September 14, with both weeks, about the same weight of perishable food (bread and pastries, fresh vegetables and fruit, etc. – primarily donated by local stores).


Thank you!


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