In support of The Food Pantries For The Capital District, we will be collecting food and cash donations in our lobby from December 7th – December 28th.
From the Food Pantries website: “96,760 people are considered food insecure in our service area. People who are food insecure lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.”
Access to food is a growing concern as hunger is now a chronic problem. Locally, more than 1 in 10 people (11.99%) struggle with having adequate food resources.
If you are visiting our office, please consider bringing in food donations as outlined below – helping the Food Pantries meet the needs of those who need it most. Or, cash donations also go a long way to help. According to the Food Pantries, they can turn every dollar into 6.25 pounds of food!
Help us fill these containers!
Here is a list of suggested food items to donate:
Canned Tuna, Canned Salmon, Canned Chicken, Dried Beans, Peanut Butter
Vegetables and Fruit (canned):
Green Beans, Peas, Mixed Vegetables, Carrots, Peaches, Pineapples, Pears, etc. Tomatoes, Canned 100% Juice
Rice/Pasta (Brown/Whole Wheat), Cereals (Whole Grain), Oatmeal, Pancake Mix
Soups (Lentil, Minestrone, Chicken and Rice) Canned Pasta Meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti) Chili
Condiments, Canned Spaghetti Sauce, Jelly
Foods to Avoid:
Home canned food, outdated food, food without labels, glass jars.
They are always in need of food items that are low in fat, sugar and sodium.