Shortages in order of need: (1) pasta sauce, (2) canned soup, (3) canned beans, (4) dry unsweetened cereal, (5) “meals in a can”: (stew/canned pasta/chili/etc.), and (6) pasta.
Also needed: Similac Blue, diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, and baby wipes.
Plastic newspaper bags and plastic grocery bags are always needed. Egg cartons, especially plastic, are needed again.
NOT needed at this time: mac & cheese or tuna/canned meat/canned fish (at current projected client numbers we have over 8 weeks supply on hand), or paper bags.
We received approximately 3.26 tons of food over this past week. This was the first time in two months that our food reserves increased! Thanks to all who helped! With this and current reserves we can cover a projected 290 families for the coming week, including the Monday before Thanksgiving, with pasta sauce short for the following week, and the above-noted further shortages beyond that.
This past week we gave out some 2.08 tons of nonperishable food, and about the same amount of perishable food (bread and pastries, fresh vegetables and fruit, etc. – primarily donated by local stores) to 214 families in the week ending Monday, 15 November.
We encourage volunteers, including student volunteers, who are essential to help sort, store and distribute all this food!