Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please support the Wood Acres Thanksgiving Food Drive, Monday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 17. Non-perishable food items will be collected at morning drop-off and donated to Bread for the City, a DC-based food pantry that serves an average of 8400 people each month. They support healthy eating at Bread for the City - please see the guidelines below for their requested items. 
 
They encourage HEALTHY, NONPERISHABLE donations, 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 foods, (plain oatmeal, original Cheerios, etc.)
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Dry spices (salt free)
  • Grocery store gift cards

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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5800 Cromwell Drive / 240-740-1120 / School Day: 9:00 am - 3:25 pm

 
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