Shortages in order of need: (1) canned soup, (2) pasta sauce, (3) “meals in a can”: (stew/canned pasta/chili/etc.), and (4) dry unsweetened cereal. Also needed: Similac Blue, diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, and baby wipes. Also Pediasure and Ensure for adults.
Plastic newspaper bags and plastic grocery bags are always needed. Paper grocery bags are also needed.
NOT needed at this time: tuna/canned meat/canned fish, (at current projected client numbers we have just over 11 weeks supply on hand, or canned vegetables (currently over 9 weeks supply on hand).
We received approximately 1.82 tons of non-perishable food over the week up until 24 January. With this and current reserves we expect to cover the 31 January and 7 February projected distributions, with the above projected shortages for the 14 February distribution.
We gave out approximately 1.84 tons of non-perishable food, and about the same weight of perishable food (bread and pastries, fresh vegetables and fruit, etc. – primarily donated by local stores) to 189 families in the week ending on Monday, 24 January. Special thanks to all those helping us to help our neighbors in need!