These boxes consist of whatever food we have on hand at the time and we try and provide enough food for a family of 4 for about 3 days.
They are meant to be an emergency stop-gap measure for below-poverty-line families to make it until their next payday.
These boxes are intended for families who have a permanent residence and are able to cook on a stove or other safe heat source.
We give these boxes out once per month to ‘at-risk’ families to help out with their food budget and if they sign up we are also able to hand out a Government Commodities box.
What’s Normally Included In The Food Box?
Frozen or fresh
2 loaves of bread
2 items of frozen or refrigerated food rescued from grocery stores
1 frozen container of food leftover from the soup kitchen
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2 jars of peanut butter or other protein item
4 cans of tuna fish
4 cans vegetables
4 cans fruit
4 cans tomato sauce
2 packages pasta
4 packages ramen noodles (if available)
4 cans soup
4 cans beans
(We try and provide these items, but it all depends on what we have on hand at the time)
We also provide daily meals in the soup kitchen.
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