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Food Pantry Donations Needed
People in our community would be surprised at the number of families our food pantry serves.  As the cost of living increases, their check doesn’t increase at the same rate so they don’t always have the resources to feed themselves or their families adequately.  That is why the food pantry exists- to aid those who need food, especially on an emergency basis. We want to make sure that our seniors have the food they need to sustain themselves, so we are always seeking donations to help the seniors who use our pantry.  With these bad economic times, the number of people who need the food pantry keeps increasing.
That is why we are always grateful to receive donations of the following items that are always in need: canned meat, canned fruit, fruit juice boxes, canned and bottles, small jars of jelly, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, canned soups, cracker, boxed pasta dishes, pasta, rice, boxed rice dishes, canned vegetables, small jar of mayonnaise, cooking oil, cereal, breakfast food, small cans of coffee, small boxes of tea, sugar, boxed milk or power, paper towels, toilet paper.
We are also asking for donations of personal care items.  Often, people who need food are also in need of other basic items for their daily personal needs.  These items include: razors (men/women),shaving cream, aftershave, deodorant, soap, lotion, tissues, laundry & dish detergent, trash bags, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, denture tablets and adhesive.
There are numerous opportunities for groups or individuals to help the Pantry. Remember us if you are conducting a food drive.  Please contact Kathy or in the Service department. For more information please call Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center at 704-482-3488.

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