Thanksgiving Food Drive

As you do your food shopping over the next week and begin to prepare for Thanksgiving, please keep in mind others in need. The Wood Acres Thanksgiving Food Drive will take place from Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18 at morning drop-off.  Food items will be donated to Bread for the City. (http://www.breadforthecity.org/).
 
They are MOST IN NEED of the following items:
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables, including collard greens, mixed vegetables, string beans, corn, and yams
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Stuffing

If you cannot donate these items, Bread for the City requests that all food donations be nonperishable and as healthy as possible, such as:

  • Low-sodium or unsalted canned vegetables and beans
  • Olive oil
  • Dry beans
  • Fruit canned in natural juices
  • Canned salmon, tuna, sardines, or chicken, especially unsalted and packed in water
  • 100% pure juice
  • Whole grain flour and whole grain, not highly sweetened cereal (like plain oatmeal, original Cheerios)
  • Peanut butter (natural is preferred)
  • Dry spices (salt free)
  • Grocery store gift cards in any amount

They DISCOURAGE:

  • Canned vegetables and beans that are not labeled low-sodium or unsalted
  • Fruit canned in light or heavy syrup
  • Highly sweetened cereal (like Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch)

They CANNOT ACCEPT:

  • Prepared or cooked food
  • Ramen noodles
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned soups that are not labeled low-fat, low-sodium
  • Pastry items or candy
  • Other highly processed food (Jell-o, cookies)
  • Drinks that are highly sweetened (sweetened fruit juice, soda, sports drinks)
Any questions, please contact Royce Murray.
 

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