The months of November and December are the busiest months for our food pantry. This time of year we struggle to keep basic necessities stocked for our clients.
Starting this week we kick off our fall food drive. This is not a drive for Thanksgiving food, but rather a time to restock our shelves and make sure that clients have meals on their tables for the entire holiday season. While we will provide Thanksgiving meal packages to more than 1,000 households over the coming weeks, this particular food drive is necessary to keep our shelves stocked with the essentials.
On Sunday, Nov. 18, from 11am–2pm, we will be hosting a special in-gathering of food at our office in Quincy.
We would sincerely appreciate it if you would organize a food drive for your church, business or organization for this drive. Our volunteers will be on hand Nov. 18 to help unload cars as they arrive here.
We depend on support from the community to feed the thousands of people who turn to us every year for assistance and we hope that you will join with us this Thanksgiving season to feed our neighbors in need. Can’t donate food? Monetary donations are also welcome: https://interfaithsocialservices.org/donate/
Food items that are needed:
Cereal or oatmeal
Peanut butter & jelly
Healthy snacks for kids
Mac & Cheese
Pasta & sauce
Canned fruit or vegetables
Dry or canned beans
Condiments (incl. salt & pepper)
Low-sodium canned items
Cooking oil / Olive oil
Diapers (size 4, 5 & 6), baby wipes
Personal care items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap (unscented), shampoo, body wash
All items must have ingredient labels with current expiration dates.